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SWOOP TAXIS: New taxi app arrives in Bath aiming to wow locals

Updated: Sep 3, 2022

Image credit: SWOOP Taxis

A new taxi and private hire booking app in Bath called SWOOP TAXIS has launched, using a localised management team and services specific to Bath, Somerset and the surrounding area.

The new service offers airport and train station transfers to travellers to and from Bath, as well as shorter trips, with 24/7 availability.

As a fully digitised service, SWOOP accepts bookings via an app that is free to download on Android or iPhone smartphones. Users who choose to sign up can:

  • Create an account to book a taxi either in advance or on demand.

  • Enter their journey departure and arrival destination and select an appropriate vehicle if they are travelling in a group or require a larger car.

  • Customers pay via cash or card directly to the driver for ultimate control and ease.

The creators of the new service say the advantages of booking a cab through an app is that a customer can track the vehicle, view live updates on the expected arrival time, and receive real-time information about potential delays.

SWOOP promises to offer competitive pricing, with the anticipated cost displayed in the app, including details of the maximum number of people and luggage items the selected vehicle can carry.

Issues with a lack of public transport outside of normal hours, taxi scarcity and unavailability have long been an issue for individuals in Bath who cannot drive or park close to their place of work yet find it difficult to book a taxi with confidence.

The SWOOP taxi service operates 24/7, with instant visibility of whether any cars are available nearby and how long they will take to arrive. It is hoped that the service will resolve issues for travellers needing transport away from central hubs such as the city centre and Bath Spa Train Station, where taxis are more likely to be found waiting.

Applicants can be both Bath licensed private hire drivers or hackney drivers. They receive support from the management team, full app access to accept new bookings and no waiting for payments as they are paid by the customer at the point of travel.

A SWOOP Taxis spokesperson said: "We are delighted to be able to at last share the SWOOP Taxis app with the people of Bath! Our talented team includes capable, experienced drivers and managers who have been operating or driving taxis locally and nationally for years. SWOOP has been carefully developed, as we knew we wanted a future-proof app that would make every aspect of booking a car fun, fast and friendly. In the months ahead, SWOOP plans to make a big difference to the Bath community, providing reliable, trustworthy cab services for journeys near and far."

SWOOP launched on 01/09/22, and the app is now available to download on the App Store and Google Play.


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