Your Chariot to the US Embassy Awaits
Find out how you can travel to the US Embassy in London via a new shuttle service from Chariot
Chariot has launched a daily commuter shuttle service in London, following successful launches in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Columbus, and Austin. In its first entry to Europe, 14 minibuses operate four routes, using London’s bus lanes for efficiency - particularly useful for those living and working in areas currently underserved by public transport like Nine Elms, the home of the new US Embassy.
After detailed analysis of local transport systems, the routes connect commuters living in densely populated but underserved areas to existing transport networks. They connect six London transport hubs - Clapham Junction, North Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Kennington, Vauxhall, and Battersea Park - and help commuters with their onwards journey on the Victoria Line, Northern Line, London Overground, National Rail – as well as Thames River Boat Services and the Emirates Cable Car. With a monthly pass, single journeys cost from £1.60, and single pay-as-you-go rides £2.40.
The Battersea Bullet route is especially useful for visitors to the new US Embassy in Nine Elms. The route offers what is essentially an extension to the Northern Line, running from Kennington, past the new US Embassy, to Nine Elms developments including Riverlight and Battersea Power Station. That means a lot less walking, and a quicker commute for those needing to go to the Embassy on Nine Elms Lane. At the time of writing, the Battersea Bullet route is available between 6am to 10am, and from 4pm to 8pm.
The buses have Wi-Fi, aircon and overhead storage for laptop bags and briefcases, and some offer wheelchair access. Up to six shuttles per hour run at peak times. A ride-share service booked through an app enables passengers to complete the first and last mile of their journey faster and more comfortably by connecting them with nearby transit hubs and underground stations.
Sarah Jayne Williams, director of Ford Smart Mobility, Europe, which is behind the Chariot project, said that "As well-served as London is by public transport, the daily commute can still be a bit of a slog for some in the city. Chariot is one way of providing residents with reliable, safe and affordable transportation."
Check out Chariot's Flyer (alongside this article), which contains details on a special offer we've managed to bag for readers of The American Magazine to claim 2 free weeks of travel on the Chariot Service, using the discount code AMERICAN.
You can download the Chariot App from the Google Play Store, or from the Apple App Store. See the links below: