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Travelers slam ‘disgraceful’ taxi prices as demand surges amid rail strikes

Travelers have slammed the “disgraceful” hike in taxi fares as demand surges amid nationwide rail strikes.

Millions of people suffer disruption from rail strikes with 80% of trains canceled and an increase in road congestion.

London Underground workers are also on strike on Tuesday.

People who are forced to travel have to deal with shell construction timetables, increased road traffic and increasing demand for alternative means of transport.

Uber users in London have been hit by a price hike, as a 3-mile trip from Paddington to King’s Cross is estimated to cost £19 just after midday – up from £27 at 8.45am.

Elsewhere in London, Addison Lee’s taxis had limited availability on Tuesday morning and travelers have to pay a £5 surcharge for all journeys.

Zipcar and black cabs are also in greater demand, but people only have to pay the usual price for these services.

MJ Shannon, a bars manager, said instead of taking a local train she had to take a £30 Uber cab from Hale, Cheshire, where she was attending a training event, to get to Manchester Piccadilly before catching the train home to Newcastle drove. upon Tyne.

Ms Shannon said: “I am trying to return to Newcastle. It’s not the worst inconvenience in the world, all major lines are still running.”

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5600346/rail-strike-uk-latest-tfl-tube-train/ Rail strike LIVE – Latest UK updates as Jubilee line shuts down, commuters warned and travel chaos hits Heathrow

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