February 28, 2019
Welsh taxi firm group, Veezu, has increased its number of university partnerships with the launch of its ‘Safe Taxi Scheme’ in Bath.
The Newport based, leading private hire and taxi group, formed their latest partnership with Bath Spa University, to help students get home safely after a night out, even if they don’t have enough money for their journey prior to pick-up.
Launched 25 years ago in Leeds, the group now runs six partnerships under a number of Veezu’s taxi brands at universities across the UK.
Latest taxi brand, V Cars will operate the Safe Taxi Scheme, seven days a week, between 9pm and 3am. Local students can book their taxi through the V Cars main switchboard and a car will be despatched as a matter of priority.
Students must present a valid student identification card to their driver and the drop-off destination must be of student residence or under emergencies, a police station or hospital.
Students are then allowed 48 hours to pay their fare at the Student Union. Members of the student union team will also be available to offer help and support on site.
Enya-Jayne Battersby, Students’ Union Vice President for Community, said: “We’re proud to have launched the Safe Taxi Scheme with V Cars, which has been introduced to ensure students’ safety.
“It’ll give them access to emergency travel when they’re concerned for their own or others safety.”
Chris Neary, General manager of V Cars, said: “We’re delighted to provide this service to students of Bath Spa University, as part of our commitment to ensuring safe travel across the city.
“Our experience of operating similar schemes in other parts of the UK has been extremely positive and gives students and their families the peace of mind to know it’s there if needed.”