When is Uber coming to Aberdeen?
Uber is finally set to arrive in Aberdeen and will bring with it, low cost, reliable, friendly and professional taxi services.  At a time when Aberdeen City Council is looking to raise taxi fares in the city, Uber will bring some much needed competition and value to customers. 

There is no confirmed date for when Uber will finally arrive in Aberdeen, but it is expected the servcie will commence during the summer of 2018.
Uber coming to Aberdeen
Uber coming to Aberdeen is now in the hands of Aberdeen City Council, as the company has now applied for a license to allow them to operate in the Granite City.

Uber operate their app based hailing taxi service in over 80 councils and cities around the UK, and 300 cities around the world, but not without some criticism, with London recently refusing to renew their license. Uber has appealed the decision with TFL.

Will Uber provide a safe service in Aberdeen?
Uber drivers in Aberdeen will need to be fully licensed through Aberdeen City Council and go through full background checks with Police Scotland.
Uber provide a pre-book service only through their app, which means they provide a cashless service for speed and convenience.

Uber rates in Aberdeen
Uber will bring some healthy competition to the Aberdeen taxi service, bringing great value for money and fixed rate fares which will be great for customers.

Uber – The Global Taxi Co. dropping off in Aberdeen next
It was first thought Uber would be arriving in Aberdeen sometime between 2015/2016, but it seems there was a heavy vetting process (something London and York found Uber themselves were unable to do with their own drivers), and they have only just passed this year. Even though they have been granted a licence to operate here, there is still no launch date for when you can expect to be using the huge app to order an Uber.

The arrival of the global company has (as it has in almost every city) been met with a varying degree of happiness and anger, as some see it as beneficial and others see it as unfair on existing taxi businesses/drivers.

Some think that it would be unfair on the existing taxi drivers that have to go through vigorous tests and vetting to operate in Aberdeen – as the Uber drivers go through a much easier process, a reason the huge company lost their license in plenty of cities including London, and much of Germany.

However, plenty see it as a game-changer – as it could cut waiting times and reduce fare prices overall. Some also look forward to the ease of ordering the Uber, and the fact it could create plenty of jobs. One Aberdeen taxi driver said “I’m struggling to make money as it is, so if Uber means more fares and money then I’m all for it.”

The general consensus so far seems there is opposition to Uber here, but rather than flat out refuse/protest against its inevitable launch in Aberdeen – the drivers and taxi companies want to work alongside, operating as usual.

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