The one billionth Uber ride is taken in Hackney on Christmas Eve
- Credit: Archant
Uber has just passed another milestone in its short journey - the one billionth ride was taken on Christmas Eve and it happened in Hackney.
The milestone was reached on a £5 uberX journey from London Fields in Hackney to Hoxton on Thursday December 24.
That one billionth ride comes just five and a half years after the first ever ride took place in San Francisco on June 1, 2010.
After riding his way into the history books, Uber has given the customer, a man called Marvin, free Uber trips for a year.
His Uber driver has also not been forgotten by the company.
You may also want to watch:
The driver, a man called Ara, will be packing his bags to go on holiday to a city of his choice.
To celebrate where the momentous ride took place, Uber has kindly donated to Hackney Pirates — a charity which develops the literacy, confidence, and perseverance of young people aged 9-12.
- 1 "Outcry" over fortnightly rubbish collection in Stamford Hill
- 2 Campaigners to protest at GP surgeries as outrage grows over US takeover
- 3 Three men who went on stabbing spree in Hackney convicted of murder
- 4 "Predator" jailed after sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Hackney bus
- 5 Reopening week saw “record-breaking” days at pubs in Hoxton
- 6 Hackney restaurant exhibits local artists with new art space
- 7 Three men charged following Hackney shooting
- 8 Hackney service remembers Prince Philip, 'rock of the nation'
- 9 Hackney schoolgirl and actress Bukky Bakray wins Bafta
- 10 Hackney and Islington have some of the loudest neighbours in London