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12 May 2020

Uber-style bus service to end

An Uber-style bus service in Oxfordshire will end in June, with its operator blaming a lack of public sector and business support.

Oxford Bus Company launched PickMeUp — which has made 300,000 journeys — in June 2018 as part of a two-year pilot.

A PickMeUp vehicle
The service will end on Saturday 20th June 2020
(Credit: Oxford Bus Company)

The bus firm said it had ‘exhausted all external funding’ trying to make the service work.

Oxfordshire County Council said the service was a ‘great idea’ but there was ‘no obvious way of making it more financially viable’.

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