Outrage as £26 Uber journey turns into £107 because "clueless driver" went the wrong way 

Updated: Dec 31, 2019

Ride-sharing app Uber have been criticised once again after a trip that was estimated at £26 ended up costing £107 for a journey in Liverpool.

Using social media to vent their anger, Nama Zarroug Murray said: "Absolutely disgusting by @Uber. I put my elderly mum in a cab from Wavertree to Wirral estimate £26. Clueless driver took her to Manchester and charged £107. We complained and @Uber_support said the fare was acceptable. @TaxiAllianceLPO you were right @lpoolcouncil get Uber out."

The complaint follows a number of other similar incidents which took place over the Christmas period.

TaxiPoint reported on an Uber passenger travelling from central London to Kent’s Medway area who was charged an eye watering £529.77 after her driver took her a longer route home.

Ashleigh Cooper was charged the astonishing fee after the driver of the private hire vehicle headed west towards Heathrow Airport, and then circumnavigated the south side of the capital’s M25 eastbound towards Kent.

Another incident saw a passenger charged over £100 for a five mile trip after the driver headed into the wrong direction at the start of the journey in Cambridge, causing the trip to cover a 14 mile distance.

Image credit: Twitter - Nama Zarroug Murray

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