Uber has added further operators to its Local Cab network in two UK cities.
In Bradford, passengers can now book trips with another operator in the city, with 247 Cars becoming the latest operator to sign up, alongside Eccleshill Premier Taxis, Wrose Village Cars and Zip.
Obaid Raza, Director at 247 Cars, said: “Demand for taxi services in Bradford has grown considerably in recent months, so it’s great to be able to give passengers more options to get from A to B.”
Meanwhile, Uber has now rolled out Local Cab in Bath, which gives passengers the option to book trips with a local taxi operator via the Uber app. Uber already operates its own service in Bath, but customers will now be able to choose a car operated by local firm Swoop instead of an Uber-operated car.
David Scaramanga, owner of SWOOP, said: “Local Cab provides another way for customers to book with us – and for anyone visiting Bath 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: “The Local Cab rollout is proving a success for local operators, riders and local economies – helping to maximise earnings opportunities for drivers while giving passengers more choice.”
Uber’s app will integrate with Autocab’s iGo network, which has the potential to connect passengers with 80,000 private hire and taxi drivers in the UK. Local Cab has already launched in over 50 towns and cities across the UK since its pilot in May 2021.