Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience | The Sydney Morning Herald

Uber has warned there will be surge pricing during the peak of New Year’s celebrations, while the taxi association has urged customers to be patient on what will be one of the busiest nights of the year.

More than a million people are expected to pack Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve for the city’s fireworks display.

Uber has warned customers surge pricing will be at its greatest between midnight and 3am on New Year’s Eve. Photo: Ryan Stuart
Uber surge pricing will be the highest between midnight and 3am on New Year’s, a company spokesman has warned, and the increased cost will also apply to its lesser known taxi partnership.

UberTAXI is used by licensed taxi drivers when they can’t get conventional fares and had until recently been restricted from applying surge pricing to customers.

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Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience.