Updated: Nov 6, 2022
Uber have announced the launch of their ‘Local Cab’ option in Liverpool and FIVE further areas, which will give passengers the option to book trips with a local taxi operator via the Uber app.
Anyone opening the Uber app in the city can select the Local Cab option, alongside regular Uber-operated options such as UberX and UberXL.
In Liverpool, Local Cab trips will be passed to local operator Village Taxis to fulfill, and all subsequent support will be provided by them. The same will also happen in the five other areas announced, which includes:
Brownhills Cars - Walsall, Lichfield and Cannock
Mill Hill Taxis - Blackburn
CamCab - Cambridge
Budget Cars - High Wycombe
Ideal Cars - Nottingham and the Ashfield District.
The arrival of Local Cabs in these six new locations follows previous launches in over 60 locations across the UK, including Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.
Sarah Hunter, Director at Village Taxis, said: “We’re proud to bring Local Cab to the people of Liverpool. This provides another way for customers to book with us – and for anyone visiting Liverpool 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: “Liverpool 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 Liverpool more choice, meaning that everyone will benefit. We’re looking forward to extending Local Cab in more UK towns and cities soon."