Kington Upon Hull is catching up with the other Yorkshire cities in the county as it finally gets Uber, but not as we know it!
Uber is teaming up with an already established taxi firm, Hull Cars to allow anyone to book a taxi with the firm through the Uber app. The news comes as Bolt, Uber’s main rival planned to launch Hull.
Uber has had over 16,000 open the app in Hull alone in the last three months, which proves the need for the app.
Uber is already in York, Leeds and Sheffield and has a Local Cab option in around 50 areas where it does not operate known as ‘Uber X’
Chris Davidson at Hull Cars, said: “We’re proud to bring Local Cab to the people of Hull. This provides another way for customers to book with us – and for anyone visiting Hull 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. We are excited to launch in Hull and continue extending the product to more towns and cities across the UK.”
Hull Cars, which is based in Anlaby Road, has long been known for its 82-82-82 number and is already offering its own smartphone app-based service.