The platform announces a round of financing of $ 101 million euros
Ouibus is in 300 French cities and publish your trips on Blablacar
The new algorithm of Blablacar to pick up passengers for the routes
Blablacar has announced the purchase of the bus company French Ouibus, the property of the SNCF, the national railway company of france. The technological platform of car sharing has not said what is the amount of the operation but yes it announces a round of financing of $ 101 million euros in which will participate the SNCF, together with the current investors of Blablacar.
this Is a step in front of Blablacar in its strategy of diversification, above all, because it is inserted in the sector of the bus, his main rival and who has maintained legal actions for unfair competition even in Spain, and that Blablacar is coping well.
The digital platform French asserts that it intends to "expand its offer and increase its ability to book in advance, save or optimize resources at the time of travel between small towns". At the same time is expected to increase an offer to cross between cars and buses to go the more full as possible on each journey. So, Ouibus will be able to publish your tracks on the platform Blablacar with different offers.
According to both companies, the alliance brings together its offer as Ouibus is present in 300 French cities while Blablacar reaches to 30,000 locations. In addition there is going to be a combination between a bus and car to conduct a door to door service and thus cover the so-called "last mile".
For his part, Guillaume Pepy, president of the state-owned company SNCF, stated that the goal is "to offer from morning to our users the possibility to go from a starting point to your final destination", regardless of if you are in one or another (or several) means of transport.
Blablacar is present in 22 countries and has 65 million users in them. In Spain, where it operates since 2010 has 5 million users. In this sense, Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago, general manager of Blablacar Spain, Portugal and Germany explains that "intermodality will allow us to move forward in efficiency and sustainability". And he recalled that since December of 2017, Ouibus has an agreement with the Spanish company Alsa bus "with whom we would like to continue working together to operate international routes".
Nicolas Brusson, ceo of Blablacar, said: "the partnership with SNCF is also a turning point in the development of the mobility intermodal, shared and door-to-door: and it is a common ambition".
Blablacar is present in 22 countries and has 65 million users in them. In Spain, where it operates since 2010 has 5 million users.
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