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Uber to Launch "Uber Boat" in London This Summer

The company’s first commuter boat service.

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Uber to Launch "Uber Boat" in London This Summer

The company’s first commuter boat service.

Shortly after announcing the latest update for its Uber Eats app, the ridesharing company has confirmed that it will be extending its transportation services in London next month. In partnership with Thames Clippers, the commuter service is set to be rebranded as “Uber Boat.” Thames Clippers’ Co-founder and Chief Executive Sean Collins said in a statement:

“In our 22nd year of operation it is key that we continue to support London and its commuters with the ease of lockdown and return to work. The new partnership will allow us to link the two travel modes of river and road, providing Londoners and visitors with even more options to commute, visit, explore and enjoy our city by river.”

According to The GuardianUber will buy the naming rights for the 20-strong fleet of river boats and Thames Clipper’s piers from Putney to Woolwich, in a rolling contract expected to last for at least three years.” This coming August, passengers will be able to book a ride via the U.S. company’s app and board the boat using a valid QR code.

As for the price, users will be charged the same as they would for a car. However, you will not be able to book a journey with a connecting car after or prior to your boat ride.

Stay tuned while we wait for the official launch of “Uber Boat.” In case you missed it, did you hear that Uber has acquired Postmates?

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