Passengers in Stockton can now book a ride with Uber as the company launches across the area. 

The launch is a response to the rising demand with over 4,500 local residents opening the Uber app looking for a trip every week, now Stockton is the second latest town Uber has launched since 2017. 

To celebrate the launch, Uber have announced that riders across the town can enjoy up to £20 off their next two rides until Sunday April, 7 2024.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Uber launch in Stockton

Andrew Brem, General Manager of Uber UK, said: “We are extremely proud to launch Uber in Stockton where we have been seeing increased demand for our services.

“By bringing Uber to the town we want to help maximise earnings opportunities for drivers, boost transport options for passengers, and support the local economy.”

Darlington and Stockton Times: Passengers in Stockton can now book a ride with Uber

Muhammad, a private hire driver who has already signed up for Uber in Stockton, said: “Uber offers private hire owner drivers abundant opportunities to not only earn but also thrive in their profession. The seamless integration of technology not only simplifies the process for drivers but also ensures a smooth and efficient service for passengers.

“Moreover, by encouraging more drivers to join, Uber contributes to the economic growth of local communities, fostering greater connectivity and accessibility.

“Overall, I wholeheartedly encourage private hire owner drivers to embrace this opportunity with Uber, as it promises not just financial benefits but also a positive impact on the broader community."

Through Uber drivers have worker protections including a pension, holiday pay and guaranteed National Living Wage and drivers can also have formal representation through GMB Union.

Using Uber customers can select a destination and pay through a single app to be driven by professional and fully licensed drivers.