San Francisco commuters hit by Uber and Lyft surge pricing | Daily Mail Online

  • Trains from Oakland to San Francisco were delayed and suspended on Monday
  • Commuters were forced to turn to Uber and Lyft to make their way into the city
  • Many were furious when they found ‘surge pricing’ pushed costs up significantly
  • Some said the trip that usually cost about $20 skyrocketed to as much as $110

Commuters in Oakland and San Francisco who were slugged with massive prices from Uber and Lyft on Monday morning have blasted the ride-sharing services.

The cost of getting across the bay skyrocketed by as much as 700 per cent after a power line fell on in West Oakland and caused significant delays and some cancellations to BART services using the Transbay Tube.

The public transport system tweeted out that services were being interrupted shortly after 8:30am, and almost immediately people trying to get to work pulled out their smartphones and tried to make other arrangements.

However, many were instantly met with huge increases due to surge pricing that pushed the price of a one-way trip across the bridge to between $60 and $110.

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