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Falkensee near Berlin: Uber starts another pilot project in rural areas

Uber starts a new pilot project - near Berlin.

Uber starts a new pilot project – near Berlin.

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The travel agent Uber starts its second pilot project in rural areas in Germany in Falkensee near Berlin. The offer also includes night trips between Falkensee and the Berlin train station Spandau for a flat rate of 15 euros. In Falkensee itself, Uber arranges trips to and from three adjacent train stations – for five euros each in the next three months and then for eight euros.

Initially, a “medium double-digit number” of vehicles will be available, but it will be expanded if necessary, said Uber Germany chief Christoph Weigler on Thursday.

Offer to close gaps in local transport

The pilot project in Brandenburg should initially run until the end of the year, when Uber and the city want to advise on a continuation. The first German attempt of this kind in Kirchheim near Munich was extended after the first phase.

The Mayor of Falkensee, Heiko Müller, hopes that the Uber offer can close gaps in local transport. At the same time, Uber restricts that waiting times can be longer than in the city.

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