A new fixed-route taxi service means commuters can travel by black cab across London for a flat fare of £3
Uber may have taken control of the taxi market but in London could black cabs become the new buses? This idea is being explored by black-cab booking app Gett and urban travel planner Citymapper, in a collaboration to create a new fixed-route taxi service through London for a flat fare of £3, regardless of how long passengers travel along it.
In essence, it is a tech brand reinvention of the many other forms of taxi share that already exist in cities around the world. Gett began trialling its “Gett Together” service in January with three fixed black cab lines in London and one in Manchester. In the capital, these are Ladbroke Grove to Aldwych, Belsize Park to Berkeley Square and Clapham Junction to London Bridge, and in Manchester from Didsbury West to Piccadilly station.