The University of Surrey has announced a partnership with Zeelo, the smart commuter service, in order to provide both students and staff with a sustainable route to campus. Students and staff will be able to travel in executive shuttle buses which will help the university meet sustainability goals. The service will be operated in partnership with Readybus.
Starting on Monday 2 March, Zeelo will offer a free service trial for the first students and staff who sign up.
Riders will be able to travel from £1.94 per ride and choose from different travel pass options, with nine different pickups and four service times.
Sam Ryan, CEO and co-founder, Zeelo said: “For many people who live outside of big towns, travelling to and from work can often be a financial and logistical challenge. We know that by creating this shared coach service we can not only make commuting easier for everyone, but also more affordable and sustainable. By implementing just this one commuter coach, we can take 50 cars off the road reducing pollution and congestion.”
It is estimated that students and staff travelling with Zeelo will save themselves the equivalent of 20 wasted working days spent behind the wheel.
Matt Clayson, Director of Readybus, said: “We’ve been working in partnership with Zeelo for over 12 months now so as soon as we were asked to provide a solution for this service we knew exactly what they were looking for. We very much look forward to the launch of this cost-effective and more environmentally friendly service for the University of Surrey.”