Uber appeals London ban

Ruben Ruiz
October 14, 2017

Ride-sharing app Uber filed an appeal at the Westminster Magistrates' Court here against the ban imposed by the Transport for London's (TfL) on September 22.

The company faced a deadline Friday - lodge the appeal or stop its drivers from working in one of the largest cities in the world.

She said the document that Uber filed to court does not contain the grounds for appeal.

According to Uber, over 3.5 million London customers will be affected by the decision along with 40,000 drivers who will be forced to look for other work.

TfL "noted" the appeal but said it would not be commenting before the hearings, which are expected to start in December. "As our new CEO has said, we are determined to make things right", an Uber spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Today was Uber's last day to appeal Transport for London's decision not to renew its licence. She declined to say when Uber would file those.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has accused Uber of not "playing by the rules".

The Financial Times reports that an Uber representative stated the appeal had been submitted while "constructive discussions" with TfL continue.

Khosrowshahi and Brown met up earlier this month to discuss revoking the decision, and renewing Uber's license. Uber has been trying to placate the regulators.

Khosrowshahi also published an open letter in London newspaper The Evening Standard apologising for his company's prior misdemeanours.

It launched a "Save Your Uber" petition, prominently visible to anyone using the Uber app in the British capital, which has now racked up more than 850,000 supporters. The company claims to have 40,000 drivers in the United Kingdom capital.

Other reports by GizPress

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