Uber has today announced the launch and expansion of EIGHT more regions which will give passengers the option to book trips with a local operator via the Uber app.
Anyone opening the Uber app in these areas can select the Local Cab option, alongside regular Uber-operated options such as UberX and UberXL.
Local Cab trips will be passed to five new operators coving eight regions to fulfil, and all subsequent support will be provided by them.
The arrival of Uber’s new Local Cab product in these areas follows a series of previous launches in towns and cities across the UK.
The new operators include:
001 Royal Cabs - Milton Keynes and Buckingham
Five Star Taxis - Gloucester and Cheltenham
A&B Cabs - Leicester
Cabpro - Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.
Muhammad Haroon, Director at Cabpro, said: “We’re pleased to be working alongside Uber to improve the ride-hailing experience for our customers.
“Demand for taxi trips continues to grow across Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead, so we’re confident that the Local Cab product will be a welcome addition, making travel easier for both drivers and passengers.
“We’re now able to provide our drivers with new job opportunities, and new streams of income, which we hope will boost our own recruitment drive and help us to expand our fleet in months to come.
“And for those booking taxis with us, it’s now easier than ever to secure a ride in minutes and get around the local area quickly.”
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 that it’s now being made available to across Berkshire.
“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.”