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'GREED EVERYWHERE' Furious Uber customers slam cab firm for TRIPLING its rates during London Underground strikes

Uber imposed “surge pricing” as tube lines shut down causing the cost of typical journeys to soar


UBER has been accused of “greed” after the company tripled its prices to cash in as the London Underground grounds to a halt.

The cab app imposed “surge pricing” as tube lines shut down causing the cost of typical journeys to soar.

It comes as thousands of commuters face a morning of misery caused by tube strikes.

Talks to avoid the strike action failed in the last hours, meaning the 24-hour strike is now in full swing as commuters try to get to work this morning.

Good day to be an uber driver #TubeStrike (I think that's at like 3x surge pricing)
— Ed Brown (@Edsbrown) January 9, 2017

Uber users tweeted their anger at the online taxi company, expressing outrage as taxi fares rose by up to three times when thousands were struggling to get to work.

One traveller wrote:”Only people happy about the tube strike are Uber drivers.£50 for a journey that normally costs a tenner.”

Another commented: “Uber drivers just making bank today, god bless capitalism #TubeStrike”

“Uber trying to charge £50 to get to work on tube strike day?? A disgrace,” one user added.

Uber drivers just making bank today, god bless capitalism #TubeStrike
— Tw1nky1 Savage (@FalseGiroud) January 9, 2017

@JurgenD1984 @Uber only a bargain price of £70 if I want to go! Better off walking @Uber #tubestrike
— Gem (@gadgetgem) January 9, 2017

#TubeStrike #uber #tfl Greed everywhere pic.twitter.com/YBWpF1zbbv
— Ayman El Hajjar (@azelhajjar) January 9, 2017

@Uber utter b***ards 1.8 x surge because of the tube strike thanks for making it worse
— Richard Beaven (@richb0510) January 9, 2017

#Uber surge price x3.6. AHHHHHH. No other words. #TubeStrike
— Teegan Maguire (@teeganm) January 9, 2017

Usually costs me £8 to Uber it to work, today it would cost between £27-£35 #TubeStrike
— Jess (@Jatterson) January 9, 2017

Tube strike and Uber 3.5X surge price means bussing it across London to work – nice to be back
— James B (@Londonglen) January 9, 2017

Tube strike and @Uber is 3.1x the normal rate yay #£90commute
— ZHL (@ZachHemmantLow) January 9, 2017

Trying to get an uber when there's a tube strike to get to my exam in Kensington is more stressful than the actual exam #omgtfl
— Luce (@LucyCrick) January 9, 2017


Speaking to Sun Online, an Uber spokesperson said “the company’s pricing is to ensure that you can get a car no matter what” and insist that this is “not a surcharge that are adding on for the tube strikes”.

The spokesperson added: “The fare increases automatically, and only in response to real-time demand when there are not enough available cars.

“As all of the licensed driver who use the Uber app work independently, higher fares incentive more drivers to go online so we can help more people get where they need to go.

“Without this pricing model there would simply be no cars available.”

Up to 4,000 station and ticket staff will walk out from 6pm on Sunday as part of the ongoing dispute over staffing numbers.

The walkout and impending threat of more industrial action is in protest at 800 jobs cuts and ticket office closures under former mayor Boris Johnson’s regime.

source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2567309/f ... d-strikes/

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There can't be anyone around who is surprised at this.

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grandad wrote:
There can't be anyone around who is surprised at this.


got to agree

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grandad wrote:
There can't be anyone around who is surprised at this.


How much damage are they doing to themselves? My philosophy is that you might rip me off once! as for twice..........never will you get the chance again.

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grandad wrote:
There can't be anyone around who is surprised at this.


How much damage are they doing to themselves? My philosophy is that you might rip me off once! as for twice..........never will you get the chance again.


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people will still use them because they are " cool and trendy "


Speaking to Sun Online, an Uber spokesperson said “the company’s pricing is to ensure that you can get a car no matter what” and insist that this is “not a surcharge that are adding on for the tube strikes”. :---) :---) :---) :---) :---) :---) [-X

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grandad wrote:
There can't be anyone around who is surprised at this.


How much damage are they doing to themselves? My philosophy is that you might rip me off once! as for twice..........never will you get the chance again.

There are an awful lot of people in London. It could take years for UBER to pi55 them all off.

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'Hi Flo and Tarquin, you don't need a number for a cab anymore, try this app'

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and insist that this is “not a surcharge that are adding on for the tube strikes”.

Naive or thick, possibly both. #-o

However it did mean the few TfL minicabs Uber have down here all f***ed off back for the day.

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I bet the drivers were out in force today, how much commission do Uber take when they price surge and does the driver earn more?


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A fool and his/her money are soon parted! Whilst people are stupid enough to pay it, there will be people out there to take it. Book a regular ph or Hackney cab I say.


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A fool and his/her money are soon parted! Whilst people are stupid enough to pay it, there will be people out there to take it. Book a regular ph or Hackney cab I say.


They would have been booked solid days before.


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I hope they request charge backs to their cards


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As consumer law stands, once a job has been taken and price quoted, then law of contract applies. That means the quote must be honoured.


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I cant be alone in thinking

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As consumer law stands, once a job has been taken and price quoted, then law of contract applies. That means the quote must be honoured.

I think that would depend on what is in the terms and conditions. For instance if a customer was to book a journey from a to be and price z and then the customer needed to stop en route for say a cash point and there was a queue at the cash point, does the original quote still apply or can it be changed because the circumstances have changed?

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EXPENSIVE SCABS HA HA :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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