The inter-urban bus transport sector in Cameroon welcomed a new operator with the launch, on 25 January 2017, of Express United, a company servicing the two main cities in the country with a total of 26 daily trips from Yaoundé and Douala.
In addition to having toilets and food service on board, the new agency, who only offers VIP services, has the particularity of offering a WiFi connection to its passengers on each of the 8 coaches in its current fleet.
The appearance of this operator comes in an environment marked by the suspension of activities for the fast train operated by Cameroon Railways (Camrail) with daily services between the two capitals, and at the centre of the railroad accident which occurred on 21 October 2016 in the town of Eséka.
The absence of the train operator led to a higher demand for travel agencies offering VIP services these past months, even leading to a price hike of approximately 15% for one of them.
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