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MANCHESTER, SWINDON AND STOKE: Several new regions join Uber’s Local Cab platform this week

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

Uber has announced that it is extending Local Cab further in Manchester and Stoke on Trent – as well as launching for the first time in Swindon – which will enable passengers to book trips with local operators via the Uber app.

Anyone opening the Uber app in these locations can select the Local Cab option, alongside regular Uber options. Local Cab trips will be booked directly with local operators, and all subsequent customer support will be provided by them.

The operators involved in the latest launches of Local Cab include:

  • New moon cars LTD (Stretford)

  • ABC Coaches 2002 Ltd (Stoke on Trent)

  • Goodwins Cars Limited (Manchester)


  • Elton Blueline Limited (Bury)

  • Elton Blueline Limited t/a Elton A1 (Rochdale)

  • Elton Farebay Bury Ltd t/a Elton Maxi (Burnley)

  • Pal Cars & Bradshawgate ltd (Bolton)

  • SWOOP (Swindon).

Since the company’s successful pilot of Local Cab last year, the product has launched in almost 100 locations across the UK.

The arrival of Local Cab in Swindon follows previous launches in nearby Bristol and Bath.

Dave Scaramanga, Owner of SWOOP, said: “We’re proud to bring Local Cab to the people of Swindon. This provides another way for customers to book with us – and for anyone visiting Swindon that already uses the Uber app, Local Cab will make it easy for them to book a ride with a local operator.”

Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK, said: “The success of Local Cab in towns and cities across the country has been great to see, and we’re thrilled to extend it to more operators. Delivering the best transport options to passengers remains our top priority, as well as boosting local economies and creating new earning opportunities for drivers.”


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