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Uber Hiked Fares During London Attack – OpEd


Numerous users of Uber published posts on social media stating that prices for trips had increased three or four times compared to the usual tariffs following the terror attack on London Bridge.

The Uber taxi service increased tariffs on Saturday night in central London following the terror attack on London Bridge, UK media reported Sunday, citing witnesses who tried to use the taxi service.

According to The Sun newspaper, numerous users published posts on social media stating that prices for trips had increased three or four times compared to the usual tariffs.

Journeys normally costing around 7 UK pounds ($9) were hiked up to as much as 40 pounds in line with Uber’s peak demand rates.

Uber, on its part, said in a statement that fare surges had been stopped as soon as it learned about the attack.

On Saturday, at 22:08 local time (21:08 GMT), a vehicle struck pedestrians on London Bridge. The vehicle with three suspects continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, after which the suspects left the vehicle and carried out a stabbing attack at the market. The attackers were confronted by the police and shot dead within minutes.

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