Uber launches ‘local cab’ feature in Tamworth
Uber has today announced the launch of Local Cab in Tamworth, which gives passengers the option to book trips with a local operator via the Uber app. Anyone opening the app in the town can select the Local Cab option, alongside regular Uber-operated options UberX and UberXL. Local Cab trips will be passed to Tamworth operator Acorn Taxis to fulfill, and all subsequent support will be provided by them.
The arrival of Uber’s new Local Cab product in Tamworth follows a series of previous launches in towns and cities across the UK, including in nearby Birmingham and Wolverhampton. : ‘A badge of honour’ – Tamworth and North Warwickshire MPs react to Russia sanctioning Daniel Smith, director at Acorn Taxis, said: “We look forward to making Local Cab available to the people of Tamworth.
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. “We’re making it quicker and easier for people to get around Tamworth, connecting more passengers with taxi drivers via the Uber app. The partnership is also enabling us to provide further job opportunities to our drivers.”
Andrew Brem, general manager at Uber UK, said: “Tamworth will be among the first towns 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 Tamworth more choice, meaning that everyone will benefit. We’re looking forward to launching Local Cab in more UK towns and cities soon.”
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