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Tube strike brings travel hell for millions as Uber prices quadruple

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Tube strike brings travel hell for millions as Uber prices quadruple

Tube strike brings travel hell for millions as Uber prices quadruple*/

– Commuters were urged to get home before the London Underground strike ended at 6pm amid fears the disruption will worsen through the night.Millions of workers face a hellish journey home in heavy rain just hours after battling to work this morning following the 24-hour strike over jobs and ticket office closures which crippled London’s transport network.And there are fears more industrial action could follow as the unions continue to disagree with Tube bosses over jobs and ticket office closures – although the RMT union insists there are no more strikes planned at the moment.
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Commuters complain as Uber ‘takes advantage’ of tube strike with surging prices

Commuters complain as Uber 'takes advantage' of tube strike with surging prices*/

– Some Uber journeys around London allegedly cost commuters almost five times the usual price, after they were faced with huge bus queues and no Underground services due to the ongoing tube strike on Monday.While Uber has a supply-and-demand surge policy, which increases prices to get more cars on the road and reduce waiting times, angry commuters have accused the company of ‘cashing in’ on the strike.The company defended its “dynamic pricing” strategy, which it said ensures commuters “who need a ride can get one”.
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Uber accused over ‘rip-off’ fares four times higher than normal during Tube strike

Uber accused over 'rip-off' fares four times higher than normal during Tube strike*/

– Uber has been accused of “ripping off” Londoners by charging over four times the normal rate for journeys during the Tube strike.The minicab app’s surge pricing model has brought significantly inflated prices amid increased demand during the industrial action which started yesterday evening.The company said the “dynamic pricing” structure is used to ensure people “who need a ride can get one”.
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