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Uber Celebrates One Year In Newcastle

50,000 people have used it

Uber Celebrates One Year In Newcastle

It's been a year now since Uber launched in Newcastle, and the ride-sharing service is certainly proving popular.

Over the past 12 months, 50,000 people have used the service locally while they've got about 500 drivers.

One in five drivers are women.

The Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton is the most popular pick up spot, with most Uber trips occurring at around 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

Taxi drivers say Uber has certainly affected their business, with one telling Fairfax it's taken 25 per cent of their work on Friday and Saturday nights.

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