Coach Rail Commuter Service

Coach Rail Commuter Service

07/28/2016 | 0 comments | by admin announce crowd-sourced solution for Rail strike commuters

July 2016 – are launching Coach Rail, a solution aimed at commuters and travellers suffering disrupted journeys because of the Southern Rail strikes and reduced timetables already in effect. By analysing user-inputted journey data the company will create bespoke services to cover these routes by coach or minibus.’s extensive network of 25,000 vehicles at depots across the UK provides the reach and flexibility to supply economical and green transport for passengers who still need to get to their destination. By collecting data provided by passengers each route will be created to serve real requirements and serviced by a vehicle of the necessary capacity to provide a comfortable journey without forcing travellers to cover the costs of empty seats.


With similar services already being rolled out in the North for a Premier League team’s home fans the company already has the technology and resources in place to provide the service anywhere in the country. Company Managing Director, Mathew Hassell, says “With thousands of people stranded and looking for alternative methods to rail travel, it occurred to us that we had a ready-made solution. By making use of coaches and minibuses from local depots commuters can continue on their journey and minimise impact on road congestion in the area.”

By crowd-sourcing the routes the company will be able to provide both shorter transfers to reconnect those whose local stations are served by limited or no trains and longer, direct journeys to carry passengers directly to their end destinations.


Travellers are invited to visit the Coach Rail micro-site here to register their interest and enter their affected route. Once sufficient data is collected for an individual area will provide information including routes and collection points, rates, and booking instructions to passengers via email.

Five days of strikes are expected to commence on Monday 8th August and revised rail timetables are already in place.