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LOCAL CAB GROWTH: SIX new operators join Uber’s ‘Local Cab’ UK network

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Uber has today announced that it is extending its Local Cab product in SIX MORE UK cities and regions, which will enable passengers to book a local operator via the Uber app.

Anyone opening the Uber app in the additional regions can select the Local Cab option, alongside regular Uber-operated options UberX and UberXL. Local Cab trips are passed to local operators to fulfil, and all subsequent customer support is provided by them.

The six new operators joining the Local Cab product includes:

  • SJK Private Hire, Leeds

  • Oakwell Rex Taxis, Kirklees

  • Lucky Seven Private Hire, Stoke-on-Trent

  • ADT Taxis, Leicester

  • 34 Cars, York

  • AK Manor Cars, Birmingham.

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

Imtiaz Ahmed, Director at AK Manor Cars, said: “We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across Birmingham.

“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.”

Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK, said: “Birmingham is one 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 in Birmingham more choice, meaning that everyone will benefit. We’re looking forward to extending Local Cab in more UK towns and cities soon."


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