As many countries are searching for ways to make travelling safer for its people the well-known transport companies are assisting them with their plans. The Uber Company has started the new Uber Boat service in the United Kingdom. It will take the travellers across the Capital through the Thames River. From this week the travellers are able to get tickets for Uber’s clipper boats in advance. They have to utilise the QR code to get on board.
Twenty boats will be sailing from 23 piers from Putney to Woolwich. The customers who already use the cab and food service offered by Uber and the newcomers can make use of the new service. Find more details about the new Uber boat service here.
More details about Uber Boat service
The Uber boat service is already present in Lagos, Nigeria as in this location the waterways are the popular modes of transport. The company has also started the same service in Croatia, Turkey, and the United States. So these services are now available in London even though Uber car services got rejected by London (TfL) because of fear of safety.
In London, the Thames clipper service got completely closed down because of the lockdown. It only reopened last month with limited capacities and mandatory safety procedures. So when it opened the commuters in London were able to use Uber services. The regional manager of Northern and Southern Europe of Uber Company, Jamie Heywood shared that the Londoners are starting to head back to work after months of lockdown.
The Londoners can make use of Uber Boat services to book boats and travel through it for work easily. They can book through the Uber app. The company also wants to ensure that people should not use their cars because of the crisis. Their vision is to put an end to private car ownership. They wish for the people to travel comfortably in the river network that will lead to urban mobility.
The benefits of Uber boat services
The people of London have to follow specific rules when they are travelling. So Uber offered the best solution to the authorities and that is its Uber boat service. With the help of Uber boats, the commuters need not stand waiting for transport in crowded places. They can simply book the boat through the Uber app and travel safely in the river without any contact. So this new plan for travelling during this coronavirus pandemic is the best way to stay safe.
Uber is not taking a stake in clippers. It will get the commission from the tickets sold for travel in Uber boats. How much they take is not revealed. This is part of the partnership between Uber and London (TfL). Now it is working out well and many commuters have booked Uber boats for travelling to work and other places.
The Uber boat service is a great way to travel to places where the roads are busy. Instead, the commuters can make use of the waterways for travelling to work daily which is comfortable as well as safe.