Uber disaster: Glitch hits Flemington racegoers
Uber has been hit with a costly and frustrating tech glitch that has prevented the ride-sharing company from picking up passengers.
The Victoria Racing Club has been broadcasting a message in marquees and tents advising people the Uber app isn’t operating.
An entire on-course area dedicated to Uber pick-ups has been rendered useless.
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“Technical issues have meant that Uber is currently unable to connect drivers and riders within Flemington Racecourse,” a VRC tweet read.
Technical issues have meant that Uber is currently unable to connect drivers and riders within #Flemington Racecourse. Uber zones are currently closed whilst they work on a solution. @Metrotrains are running services in 4 min intervals and is the best way to leave the race track.
— Victoria Racing Club (@FlemingtonVRC) November 5, 2019
Punters are being told to stick to taxis and trains, which are operating to schedule.