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Uber’s Local Cab offering EXPANDS in Greater Manchester just weeks after initial launch

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

Ride-hailing firm Uber has today announced that it is extending its Local Cab offering to more areas in Greater Manchester, enabling passengers to book a trip with a local operator via the Uber app.

As well as Manchester, anyone opening the Uber app in Bury, Bolton, Burnage, Oldham and Timperley can now select the Local Cab option, alongside regular Uber options UberX and UberXL.

Local Cab trips will be booked directly with local operators, and all subsequent customer support will be provided by them.

The six operators involved in the latest launch of Local Cab are Metro Cars in Bolton, Kingsway Cars in Burnage, Elton Farebay in Bury, Cresta Cars in Manchester, Z Cars in Oldham and Passenger Cars in Timperley.

The extension of Local Cab in Manchester follows a previous wave of launches with operators such as Street Cars, which took place just earlier this month.

Since the company’s successful pilot of Local Cab last year, the product has launched in a further 24 locations across the UK.

Fiaz Khan, Director at Elton Farebay, said: “We look forward to making Local Cab available to more people across Greater Manchester. 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.”

Nicholas Astley, Director at Metro Cars, said: “We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around Greater Manchester, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app.”

Jamie Heywood, Uber’s Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, said: “We were thrilled to launch Local Cab in Manchester earlier this month - rolling it out further across Greater Manchester was the natural next step. This will help to maximise earnings opportunities for more drivers and provide passengers living across the city region with greater choice when booking a ride."


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