Public transport in High Wycombe just got a lot more convenient with the launch of Carousel Buses NEW on-demand minibus service, PickMeUp, covering High Wycombe town, and extending as far as Wycombe Air Park, Downley Common, Wooburn Green and Pedestal Roundabout on the West Wycombe Road.
The PickMeUp service, which launched in September 2022, is an on-demand ride-sharing minibus, enabling riders to pre-book a journey. It’s like a carpool, only bigger, and its great value too, only costing between £2 and £3.50, depending on the distance you’re travelling. The service operates Monday to Friday from 6am to 7pm (except public holidays).
Riders simply download the app and confirm where they’d like their journey to begin. They’ll be picked up from a ‘virtual bus stop’ or a physical bus stop within a short walkable distance of where they are. The intelligent software works out the best way to take them and the other passengers to their chosen destinations.
HWBIDCo Chief Executive, Melanie Williams, tested out the service and gave it a rave review…”Having found myself in need of transport across High Wycombe, I decided to give the PickMeUp service a try rather than calling an Uber, and I have to say it was AMAZING. The app was really easy to navigate and my PickMeUp minibus arrived within 15mins of booking. The driver was lovely and the journey, which would usually cost me around £10 in a taxi, only cost me £3.50. I will definitely be using the service in future and have recommended it to so many people. It’s a brilliant new facility for the town and I’m excited to get more people onboard!”
If you don’t have a smartphone, that’s ok too – PickMeUp runs a local booking line, on 01494 296021 where a friendly PickMeUp assistant will be able to book the journey on a rider’s behalf.
For more information and to download to the app, simply head to: www.pickmeupwycombe.co.uk