Liverpool cabbies hit out at Uber over 110% Anfield fare surge | Liverpool Echo

“If we continue to see Uber drivers doing this then we will look legally at taking the Uber licence away, because they are not contributing.

“We will continue to monitor it – but we are getting lots of complaints about drivers coming in from other parts of the country and having no knowledge of Liverpool.”

On its website, Uber explains its surge pricing policy, stating: “There are times when so many people are requesting rides that there aren’t enough cars on the road to help take them all.

“Bad weather, rush hour, and special events, for instance, may cause unusually large numbers of people to want to ride Uber all at the same time.

“In these cases of very high demand, fares may increase to help ensure those who need a ride can get one. This system is called surge pricing, and it lets us continue to be a reliable choice.

“Whenever we raise rates due to surge pricing, we let riders know in the app. Some riders will choose to pay, while some will choose to wait a few minutes to see if the rates go back down to normal.”

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