West Coast Motors to launch Pingo DRT in Dunoon

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West Coast Motors has announced the launch of its new Pingo app, due within the next few weeks, which will allow customers to book a shared journey not served by bus at a time that suits their needs. The service will cover the Dunoon and Cowal peninsula area, west of Glasgow on the Upper Firth of Clyde, and act like an on-demand service.

“We realise that our customers need flexible, convenient travel and that timetables don’t always suit your needs. Pingo will take you from A to B by the quickest route possible at a time that suits you,” the operator said. The official launch date has yet to be confirmed, with the operator advising passengers to keep an eye on its website and social media channels for more information.

With a flat fare of £2, Pingo will take the quickest route to passengers’ destinations within the West Coast Motors Dunoon and Cowal network. Those without access to a smartphone can still book the service by phone via the Pingo helpdesk.

West Coast Motors said it will be using a new, luxury, 16-seater minibus on the service, which it plans to have on display locally over the next few weeks to promote the service and the app.