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Uber cuts prices of UberPool

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Uber is cutting the price of its UberPool service in London, which matches people heading in the same direction and lets them share the cost of the journey.

The new pricing means trips taken with an UberPool will be up to 55 per cent cheaper than those taken with a typical UberX, with rides starting from £3.40.

Improvements to the app mean users will be given the full price and estimated arrival time at the point of booking.

More than 800,000 Londoners have booked an UberPool trip since January 2019.

“We’re very excited about this new version of Pool. We’ve been working hard to make sure riders have better prices and routes, all while bringing wait times down to a minimum,” an Uber spokesperson said.

How UberPool works

-Enter your destination in the app to see the upfront price for UberPool.

-Select Pool and confirm your pickup location and number of seats required (Pool journeys can be booked for up to two people).

-It will take up to two minutes to match you with others travelling in your direction.

-Confirm you want to go ahead.

-You’ll be asked to wait where you are or walk up to 250m.

-You’ll see the name, photo, driver details and name of the other passenger in the car on your app.

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