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Thursday 19 October 2017

Hailo says demand for app up 25pc during train strike

The Hailo taxi service is one of the popular apps which has developed sophisticated tracking technologies
The Hailo taxi service is one of the popular apps which has developed sophisticated tracking technologies

Independent.ie reporters

TAXI app Hailo said today that demand for its app was up 25pc this morning during the Irish Rail train strike. It added that peak demand was between 8am and 9am as the app helped commuters scrambling for alternative transport options. Hailo offered a 20pc discount to passengers who made their journeys before 7am or after 10am. Tim Arnold, Hailo’s General Manager in Ireland, said: “Our off-peak hours incentive worked well, hundreds of passengers took our advice and travelled before the rush hour. "So, our drivers got more jobs, customers got taxis faster, and demand was spread across the morning. Our systems were well able to cope with the anticipated spike in demand. We were very happy to be able to provide an alternative public transport option to passengers this morning.” Hailo drivers carry up to 45,000 passengers nationwide daily, the company said today.

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