Bolt – the UK’s second-largest ride-hailing app – is finally coming to Newcastle in the next stage of its regional expansion.

The fastest-growing mobility platform in the world, with 50 million users globally, is launching its affordable service in Newcastle city centre on Wednesday.

The highly anticipated launch from Bolt will look to enable the good times once more and help the city’s residents get around The Toon quickly and easily as the rest of the restrictions are eased and the hospitality and nightlife sectors come alive again.

To celebrate its arrival in the city, riders will have the chance to receive up to £8 off their first Bolt ride by entering the following code into the Promotions section of the Bolt App: BOLT2TOON* when they launch.

Bolt hopes that its launch will provide residents a safe, affordable, and sustainable way to get to one of the UK’s most exciting cities whilst helping the hospitality and retail sectors bounce back quickly.

With transport solutions firmly in the spotlight thanks to the Northeast Transport Plan, ride-hailing is a great alternative to car ownership and complements the existing public transport options by offering favourable commission rates to drivers. Bolt’s launch will offer the most affordable pricing compared to alternatives.

Sam Raciti, Bolt’s UK General Manager said: “There’s a lot of pent-up demand for spending and socialising, so I’m thrilled we’re ready to go live in Newcastle just as the final Covid restrictions are eased. Our mission is all about connecting people to places and moments in real life and we can’t wait to get people moving around the city again so they can rediscover and reconnect with Tyneside’s famous nightlife.”  

Following its recent launch in Birmingham last month, Newcastle is the next step in the ride-hailing app’s aim to expand to ten UK cities by the end of the year.

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