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Running in London

Our cities are congested while buses are in decline

Smarter shared transportation is essential to save our streets and keep mobility affordable

  • We're building this new form of transportation, a hybrid between a bus and a cab
  • It's a realtime, demand-responsive service, integrated in our multimodal app, with payments
  • Data from our multimodal app helps us identify gaps in transport networks
  • We fill these gaps with a network of routes, complementing the existing transport infrastructure, and yet able to respond more rapidly to changes in the city
  • Historical and realtime demand helps us allocate vehicles efficiently across the network, minimising waiting times and reducing the cost of mobility infrastructure

The Smart Ride Responsive Network

Our current network, operating in London. You should try it out.

Blogs

Our blog series where we write about how we tried to run a smart bus, and it was fun, but bus regulations are dumb, so we couldn't be very smart. So we got a cab license instead, and are now using minivans like buses. Yeah.

The Responsive Network (Part 3/3)

The future of shared mobility in cities.

Bad Bus (Part 2/3)

Smart bus on a dumb route.

Good Bus (Part 1/3)

What happens when an app company runs a bus.

The Responsive Network (Part 3/3)

The future of shared mobility in cities.

Bad Bus (Part 2/3)

Smart bus on a dumb route.

Good Bus (Part 1/3)

What happens when an app company runs a bus.

Press

The media explains this weird new hybrid thing.

Other Citymapper Transport Services

We found a gap in the London commute network, and have partnered with Gett to run a route using London's black cabs, where seats can be shared for £3.

Project Black Bus

Black cabs running like buses. In a cabby way.

We found a gap in the London night network, and ran a route using green minibuses. We built open data for our route that was integrated by TfL Journey Planner, Apple Maps and Google Maps. Good times were had. However, bus regulations were too challenging for us to use our smartbus effectively.

CM2 - Night Rider, our first ££ commercial bus route

Filling a gap in the London night network.

Introducing the Citymapper Smartbus

Reinventing the bus for the smart city era.

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