Uber launches UberBoat service in Lagos from Falomo to Ikorodu, will test for two weeks only between October 11th and 25th
- Ride-hailing company Uber launches pilot boat service in Lagos
- The boat service is in collaboration with Lagos State Waterways Authority and Texas Connection Ferries
- Uber will test the service on weekdays only for the next two weeks from October 11th to the 25th on specific routes
To your boats, o Lagos!
Uber Technologies, which celebrated 5 years of operations in Nigeria back in July, has launched a boat service in Lagos. The company made the announcement via its email newsletter and on social media.
Booking for the boat service needs to be done 24 hours in advance with your Uber signup details. For more on how to sign up and the necessary steps, click here
Have Lagos traffic prayers been answered?
Not yet. This is only a test phase.
Uber said in their blog post that boat rides will be cancelled in bad weather. For Lagosians to feel meaningful impact on road traffic congestion, there will have to be as many water transport route alternatives to match existing road routes to various destinations in the city. Several other players will have to launch the same service in order to cater to increased demand.