RMT Strike: how much does it cost to get an Uber into Birmingham city centre?

With rail strikes well underway, many people will be using alternative methods of transport to get into Birmingham city centre this week
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Nationwide rail strikes got underway today (June 21) after last-ditch talks between union and rail bosses failed.

The RMT union said that its members would walk out as planned on three days this week after it rejected pay offers from train operators and Network Rail.

West Midlands Railway (WMR) is operating a reduced timetable during the strike over the next few days.

A person using the Uber Taxi App in the streets of BirminghamA person using the Uber Taxi App in the streets of Birmingham
A person using the Uber Taxi App in the streets of Birmingham

Industrial action is scheduled to take place on 21, 23 and 25 June.

A very limited number of West Midlands Railway services will run on these dates, with passengers urged to only travel if essential.

In order to allow vital freight transportation to continue, those services which do run will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm on these days.

A significantly reduced service will also operate on Wednesday 22 June and Friday 24 June as the strike action will impact the usual operation of the railway.

As well as driving, many workers will be using buses and taxis over the next few days to get into Birmingham city centre.

Another alternative and popular method of transport is of course, Uber.

With the trains essentially out of service over the next few days, we’ve had a look at how much it costs to get an Uber into the city centre from different areas of Birmingham.

Here’s what we found when using the Uber Price Estimate

Here are some price estimates from the Uber app when looking at UberX services (standard Uber car service - offering up to four passengers) into Birmingham city centre on Tuesday (21 June) morning.

North Birmingham

Sutton Coldfield: £14.60

Erdington: £9.64

Handsworth: £8.41

Great Barr: £13.36

East Birmingham

Shard End: £13.36

Yardley: £13.44

Lea Hall: £13.51

Saltley: £8.14

South Birmingham

Kings Norton: £11.21

Northfield: 12.52

Balsall Heath: £7.53

Tyseley: £9.62

West Birmingham

Harborne: £11.21

Quinton: £11.38

Smethwick: £9.77

Warley: £8.85

If you’re travelling into the city centre from Solihull, an UberX service could cost you around £16.

A message from the editor:

These are price estimates on the Uber app for Uberx services on Tuesday morning (21 June). Prices will vary throughout the day.

To book an Uber or see different prices estimates, visit the website or download the app, here.

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