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Uber appeals against refusal to extend London license

Uber today appealed against the decision of Transport for London not to extend its private hire license.

The global taxi service lodged documents with Westminster Magistrates’ Court, commencing a process that will enable it to proceed its activity in London. A hearing will be held on December 11, as a judicial office representative said.

The company’s capital license expired at the end of September, following TfL’s decision saying that Uber had not met the requirements for an operator. The service’s vehicles though will continue rides till the process is finished, which could last more than a year.

Having launched this appeal the company is making it possible for the people of London to further utilize Uber app, and hopes for constructive dialog with Transport for London, said a firm’s official. The CEO who has lately taken office expressed his resolution to do things the right way, he also said.

Dara Khosrowshahi, new chief executive, said his apologies in relation to the firm’s previous actions, assuring measures would be taken to turn things around. Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, hailed this public statement. 

The company’s chief arrived in London at the start of this month to negotiate with the TfL, later these talks were summed up by both parties as constructive.


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