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Eastern European-based taxi app Bolt set to arrive in Rotherham months after Sheffield launch

Bolt, which is described as “the second largest private hire company in the UK”, has been given permission by Rotherham Council to move into its new premises at Bradmarsh Business Park in Templeborough.

The app says customers hail taxis through an app, so they wouldn’t be visiting the place.

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The office will be used during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Bolt expects less than one visitor per month.”

The application documents state: “[Bolt] has no radio masts, flashing lights, signage, waiting rooms for customers and drivers, vehicles, counter services or large numbers of visitors.

“The office will be used to provide access to Bolt’s digital warehouse which contains all driver, vehicle and booking records.

“It will also be used to provide access to its cloud-based core technology which automatically accepts and assigns reservations.

“The office will be used during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Bolt expects less than one visitor per month.

Bolt first launched in London in 2019 and has since expanded to 15 UK cities including Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham and Derby.