Uber Continues To Grow With New Facility In West End, Ola Enters Brisbane Market

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Ridesharing continues to be competitive in Brisbane, with top player Uber opening an in-person support hub in West End and competitor Ola entering the local market.

Uber was launched in Queensland in 2014 but has dealt with several battles against taxi companies and members of parliament for almost two years as ride-sharing then was illegal. Following the struggles the ride networking giant had to face in the past, the company continues to flourish despite the influx of other ride sharing services such as Lyft and Backseat.

As part of its growth, the first Greenlight Hub of Uber in Brisbane has opened in the West End to provide in-person support to customers. The global transportation network company has found its place at 252 Montague Road.

As Uber grows, so does the competition. Indian ridesharing giant Ola has recently entered Brisbane and the Gold Coast as it continues its rollout in the Australian market.

Since its entry into Australia, Ola has operated in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Canberra.

To celebrate Ola’s launch in Bribane, the company is offering one free ride valued up to $20. Ola also shows its leverage with its no-surge pricing. Its next target is to operate in Darwin, Hobart, and Adelaide.

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