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07.09.2022

Passengers now have the option to book trips with a local operator via the Uber app

Uber has today announced that it is launching Local Cab with eight new local operators across the UK, enabling passengers in these areas to book a trip with a local taxi operator via the Uber app.

In Salford, Pontefract, Nottingham, Darwen, York, Bradford, Hinckley and Lincoln, Local Cab will run alongside regular Uber-operated services, including UberX, UberXL and Comfort.

Local Cab trips will be passed to the operators in Salford, Pontefract, Nottingham, Darwen, York, Bradford, Hinckley and Lincoln to fulfill, and all subsequent support will be provided by them.

Since the company’s successful pilot of Local Cab last year, the product has launched in over 50 locations across the UK.

Mohammad Raza Razaq, Director at Lynch Taxis:

“Demand for taxi services in Salford has grown considerably in recent months, so it's great to be able to give passengers more options to get from A to B.”

Ghazanfar Ali Ashraf, Director at Action Cars & Taxis

“We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people in Pontefract. We feel that now, more than ever, a product like Local Cab is needed – with demand for taxis continuing to rise and passengers in need of more options. We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around Pontefract, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app. The partnership with Uber is also enabling us to provide further job opportunities to our drivers and we hope it will attract new recruits to join our fleet.”

Habib Ali, Director at Nottingham Cars:

“We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across Nottingham. We feel that now, more than ever, a product like Local Cab is needed – with demand for taxis continuing to rise and passengers in need of more options. We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around Nottingham, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app. The partnership with Uber is also enabling us to provide further job opportunities to our drivers and we hope it will attract new recruits to join our fleet.”

Janeed Ahmed, Director at Rapid Private Hire:

“We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across Blackburn with Darwen. We feel that now, more than ever, a product like Local Cab is needed – with demand for taxis continuing to rise and passengers in need of more options. We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around Darwen, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app. The partnership with Uber is also enabling us to provide further job opportunities to our drivers and we hope it will attract new recruits to join our fleet.”

Mark Goldsborough, Operations Director at Streamline Taxis:

“We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across York. We feel that now, more than ever, a product like Local Cab is needed – with demand for taxis continuing to rise and passengers in need of more options. We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around York, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app. The partnership with Uber is also enabling us to provide further job opportunities to our drivers and we hope it will attract new recruits to join our fleet.”

Zabeer Hussain, Director at Eccleshill Premier Taxis:

“We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across West Yorkshire. We feel that now, more than ever, a product like Local Cab is needed in Bradford – with demand for taxis continuing to rise and passengers in need of more options.”

David Pratt, Director at A1 Taxis:

“We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across Leicestershire. We feel that now, more than ever, a product like Local Cab is needed – with demand for taxis continuing to rise and passengers in need of more options. We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around Leicestershire, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app. The partnership with Uber is also enabling us to provide further job opportunities to our drivers and we hope it will attract new recruits to join our fleet.”

Royce Carmichael, General Manager at Handsome Cabs:

“We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across Lincolnshire. We feel that now, more than ever, a product like Local Cab is needed – with demand for taxis continuing to rise and passengers in need of more options. We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around Lincoln, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app. The partnership with Uber is also enabling us to provide further job opportunities to our drivers and we hope it will attract new recruits to join our fleet.”

Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK:

“Salford, Pontefract, Nottingham, Darwen, York, Bradford, Hinckley and Lincoln are apart of a growing number of towns and cities in England where riders can access both UberX and Local Cab in the same app. This will help maximise earnings opportunities for drivers while giving passengers more choice, meaning that everyone will benefit. We’re looking forward to extending Local Cab in more UK towns and cities soon.”
More information about Local Cab can be found here.

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