First Great Western has Teamed Up with Cabforce to Bring Pre-Booked Taxis to Major Train Stations Including London Paddington, Oxford, and Bristol

February 5, 2013

For the first time ever, passengers are able to pre-book their onward taxi rides at the same time as their online train ticket purchase.

London, UK (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

First Great Western has partnered with Cabforce to bring taxi pre-booking to First Great Western´s online booking system. Now customers can be sure that a taxi is waiting for them at their station destination — no need to queue and the price is guaranteed.

Cabforce consolidates the market by partnering with certified local taxi companies, providing a unified and unique travel experience. Now operating in 50+ key travel destinations throughout the UK and globally all fully supported by a 24/7 Call Centre. Taxis can be reserved at many major First Great Western stations including London Paddington, Oxford, Swindon, Reading, Bristol Temple Meads, and Bristol Parkway.

Cabforce makes fast and reliable pre-booking possible because it has a technology unlike any other in the industry — its real time pricing platform determines the all-inclusive rate for any trip at the time of booking.

Kevin Bartlett, Head of Procurement at First Great Western stated, “We are delighted to partner with Cabforce to offer our passengers the facility to pre-book their onward taxi rides at the same time as their online train ticket purchase. Providing a true door-to-door service has previously been very difficult in the UK due to the fragmentation of taxi supply, but Cabforce solves this with their unique service.”

Stephen Bradshaw, Cabforce´s General Manager UK & Ireland stated, “We are thrilled to partner with First Great Western. Train companies have long been seeking to offer customers a door-to-door product, and with Cabforce they can easily offer a complete travel experience”.

Learn more about the partnership at the Cabforce booth 631 at the Business Travel Show in London. Book a taxi online now together with your train ticket purchase or read more at http://fgw.cabforce.com


Key benefits for passengers:

  • Pre booked taxi or executive vehicle
  • No waiting in queues at stations
  • Flat rates — no hidden prices
  • Secure credit card payment – no cash required
  • Email confirmation of the ride & full VAT receipt digitally delivered to email
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Currently available at London Paddington, Reading, Didcot Parkway, Oxford, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath Spa, Bristol Temple & Bristol Parkway. Further stations to be added during 2013!

About First Great Western:

First Great Western provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, carrying more than 90 million passengers every year across the Greater Western rail franchise area, which includes South Wales, the Westcountry, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

About Cabforce:

Cabforce is the online booking engine behind the world’s leading network of flat-rate pre-booked cabs. Our real-time pricing platform determines the rate of any trip at the time of booking, allowing customers to book reliable taxis, executive cars, and minibuses with an upfront cost, minimizing bill shock and ad hoc hassle. Cabforce’s network of 50+ destinations are available to be booked on the web, via a free iPhone app, and for partners through the Cabforce Partner Program.


Stephen Bradshaw, General Manager UK & Ireland, Cabforce Ltd.

Mob: 07753 439429

Email: stephen.bradshaw(at)cabforce(dot)com

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