Uber Prices At London Tube Strike


A few days ago, a massive strike by London Underground workers caused Uber prices to go up as much as 3 times. For some emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, Uber did not increase rates, however not in this situation.

According to Quartz “London made extra buses, bicycles, and riverboats available in an attempt to compensate for the outage, but additional demand for taxis and Uber rides was inevitable. The ride-sharing service has a standard and fairly straightforward policy on surge pricing: when demand for rides increases, so do fares. But many of the roughly 4 million people who had to seek alternative modes of transportation still took offense.”

Via Quartz