Snap offers ‘pop up’ commuter coach services

Snap is offering ‘pop up’ commuter coach services to businesses and individuals that it hopes will bring additional work to the sector.

Routes will be put in place anywhere in the UK according to demand. Those that are provided on a consumer-led basis will be reliant on them registering their journey to work. That will allow Snap to establish a suitable routeing for all passengers concerned.

Snap’s app-based technology platform allows the ‘pop up’ services to be established rapidly. It plots a bespoke route with customised pick-up points that will give users and employers peace of mind that travel to and from work is undertaken in the safest manner possible while ensuring social distancing, says Snap Founder and CEO Thomas Ableman (pictured).

Coach operators can pre-register their availability to run services via the Snap website. As part of that process, they will need to provide a copy of their O-Licence and insurance documents, and their OCRS score. All can be submitted digitally.

Regardless of whether the service is procured by an employer or individual passengers, every user must register online. People who have not registered will be prevented from boarding.

The driver will check in passengers as they join. That will assure compliance with a utilisation threshold of 12 passengers per coach.

Should it be discovered that a passenger on a service arranged by an employer has contracted coronavirus COVID-19, then with employees’ knowledge and following GDPR guidelines, Snap will immediately identify which vehicle(s) they have travelled on and who else was aboard. Affected users will be contacted immediately.

Every vehicle must be sanitised before every trip and hand gel will be provided for passengers’ use.