Passengers in Swansea can now book rides with Uber for the first time in the city. The launch is in response to the rising demand with more than 4,000 locals opening the Uber app looking for a trip each week, the company said.

The introduction of Uber in Swansea is the brand's first new launch in a city since 2017. The firm was given its licence to operate by Swansea council earlier this year. For the latest Swansea news, sign up to our newsletter here

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Majid Iftikhar, a driver who has already signed up for Uber in Swansea, said: “I am excited for Uber to bring more work to Swansea, I can see it improving transport for locals and further help the local economy.

"Uber is perfect for me as I can work when I'm free, my wife doesn't drive so I can drop off and pick up kids from school. When I'm free, then I can work, Uber works in and around their schedules as well as my own."

To celebrate its launch, riders in Swansea can get up to £20 off their next two rides until March 24 2024. To use the service customers select a destination and pay through the Uber app. All drivers are fully licensed. The app also features driver ratings, GPS tracking and emergency support to protect the safety of both drivers and passengers.