Uber has launched an intercity Bus service in Egypt dubbed Uber Bus– the first country globally to roll out this service – with the aim of connecting cities through its app.
The Bus intercity service will launch with roundtrip routes between Cairo and Alexandria, with plans to expand to connect other governorates over the coming months. The service operates 7 days a week, with 8 journeys per day.
“By leveraging Uber’s technology, the new intercity service will introduce a convenient setting to move users between governorates. As we continue to invest in the Egyptian market, we remain committed to broadening our product range to provide convenient transportation solutions within and across cities.”Ahmed Khalil, GM of Uber Egypt
For the convenience of frequent travelers, riders can also pre-book their trips through the app. The route provides up to 9 pick up and drops off points across Cairo and Alexandria.
The service is available on the Uber app under ‘Bus routes’ in the menu bar, or when selecting the trip destination.
As on-trip safety remains a priority, intercity buses will follow Uber’s COVID-19 safety measures, where riders and drivers are required to wear face masks during trips, the maximum seating capacity has been reduced to encourage physical distancing between riders, and sanitizer dispensers have been installed in all the buses.
Source: iTNewsAfrica, Uber