Uber launches Local Cab with two local operators across the UK
Passengers now have the option to book trips with a local operator via the Uber app
Uber has announced that it is launching Local Cab with two 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 Banbury and Surrey Local Cab will run alongside regular Uber-operated services, including UberX, UberXL and Comfort.
Local Cab trips will be passed to the operators in Banbury and Surrey 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 61 locations across the UK.
Ozayr Khan, Director at Royal Cars Banbury:
“We’re pleased to be working alongside Uber to improve the ride-hailing experience for our customers. Demand for taxi trips continues to grow in Banbury, so we’re confident that the Local Cab product will be a welcome addition, making travel easier for both drivers and passengers.”
Patrick Foster, Director at Road Runners Group:
“We’re pleased to be working alongside Uber to improve the ride-hailing experience for our customers. Demand for taxi trips continues to grow in Surrey, so we’re confident that the Local Cab product will be a welcome addition, making travel easier for both drivers and passengers.”
Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK:
“The success of Local Cab in towns and cities across the country has been great to see, and we’re thrilled that it’s now being made available to people in Banbury and Surrey. Delivering the best transport options to passengers remains our top priority, as well as boosting local economies and creating new earning opportunities for drivers. Riders can now book a trip with a local operator via Local Cab, or opt for the usual in-app alternatives such as UberX and Uber XL.”
More information about Local Cab can be found here.