Transport2
The UK’s leading shared transport service provider, bringing together game-changing technology and a greener vision to change the way people travel.

OUR VALUES

Thinking Big

THINKING
BIG

We don’t place limits on what we can achieve. We set big goals and we expect – and achieve – big results.

Looking After Each Other

LOOKING AFTER EACH OTHER

We aren’t arrogant or dismissive, and we look after each other. We always treat everyone with respect, and we contribute value wherever we can.

Doing What We Say

DOING WHAT
WE SAY

We do what we say, on time and in full. When we start something, we finish it. And we always take responsibility instead of pointing fingers.

Being Brave

BEING
BRAVE

We want to change the world. That means taking risks, and taking ownership of those risks. We don’t settle for the status quo.

TECHNOLOGY

Our proprietary technology is designed to make life simple and easy for our customers. Easy to request a quote. Easy to see the best route. Easy to track passenger journeys. This game-changing technology like smart route-planning software, safe passenger-tracking systems, and live monitoring control centres, allows us to deliver safe, reliable journeys every day.

ENVIRONMENT

In the UK, transportation is responsible for 26% of greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions peak during rush hour, with 25% of all cars on the road during peak times being involved in the school run. We know that every one of our customer’s journeys reduces both rush hour traffic and their own environmental impact – a 20 mile journey cuts CO2 emissions by 75%.

TRANSPORT

We want to change the way people use and think about transport. Car ownership is on the wane. Tomorrow’s commuters will be used to viewing mobility as a service to be hired, not a product to be owned. And as hired transport becomes the norm, we will work to ensure that it’s just as easy and convenient to use an environmentally-friendly coach versus a private hire car.

OUR HISTORY

Company Launch

FOUNDED

Seeing an opportunity to bring new technology to the coach hire industry, Mathew Hassell founds Transport2.

Using the taxi industry as a model, and finding solutions to the complex regulatory framework of coach hire, Mathew launches CoachHire.com – a transport provider that links smaller operators with clients.

2013
1 Million Passengers

MILLIONTH PASSENGER CARRIED

Within just two years, Transport2 expands to work with hundreds of operators, using their fleets as a virtual fleet that serves passengers across the United Kingdom

This year, Transport2’s millionth passenger is carried, a milestone that represents hundreds of thousands of car journeys averted, and tonnes of CO2 emissions prevented.

2016
Contract

FIRST H2S CONTRACT SCHOOLSAFE LAUNCH

Using data gathered by Transport2’s operations, the company realises that the daily school run is a key cause of congestion and emissions in the UK.

To reduce the environmental and safety impacts of school traffic, Transport2 launches the Schoolsafe platform to make it simple for drivers, parents and school staff to safeguard pupils.

Off the back of Schoolsafe’s launch, Transport2 wins its first Home to School contracts.

2017
Raise Funds

SECURED 5.75M FUNDING FROM
SOUTER INVESTMENTS

As Transport2 seeks to expand and develop even more effective technology, the company secures £5.75m in funding from Souter Investments, the investment vehicle of Stagecoach founder, Sir Brian Souter.

This is put to use expanding the company and looking for ways to drive the MaaS industry forwards.

2018
R&D

FIRST IN-HOUSE TECH & R&D TEAM

Using funds from investment and the company’s growth (by 2018, Transport2 operates 12 home to school contracts), an in-house technology and R&D team is hired.

They get to work on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), under the guidance of a new senior leadership team who begin to plan further expansion in the coming year.

2019
Acquisitions

ACUIRED MOMENTUM AND KURA LAUNCH

Transport2 secures a range of partnerships and acquisitions. Now generating £20m each year in revenue, the company is able to offer a broader range of services.

Momentum Coach Hire is acquired, giving access to years of experience in the corporate sector.

Kura Business is launched to provide services tailored towards corporate clients.

With 24 home to school contracts signed, Kura Education is launched to service the education sector.

MOBILITY as a SERVICE

We are a Mobility as a Service (Maas) provider, a technology expert, and a business that’s focused on reducing the environmental impact of getting people where they need to be. The global MaaS market is set for explosive growth.

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European and Asian intercity and shuttle bus travel market
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Value per annum of lost productivity at EU28 level due to traffic delays
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Hours wasted stuck in traffic commuting in cities collectively at EU28 level
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UK travel and tourism is growing four times faster than the economy
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