Uber lodges appeal over London ban

Uber lodges appeal over London ban

London transport authorities last month said they would not renew Uber's licence to operate in the city owing to public safety concerns.

Uber on Friday filed its appeal against a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence, the United States ride-hailing company said.

Uber has appealed the decision to revoke its licence for operating in London.

Londoners can still hail an Uber, after appeal documents have been filed.

Uber's 40,000 drivers in the British capital will be able to continue operating until the appeals process is exhausted.

An Uber spokeswoman said that today's filing in the Westminster Magistrates' Court is more a formal notification that the appeal is underway and that the company may never appear in court if a settlement is reached.

Uber has been used by 3.5 million Londoners, developing a loyal fan base by offering convenience and lower prices than traditional "Black Cabs". "We are determined to make things right".

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An online petition to "save" Uber has garnered over 850,000 signatures.

Uber described those talks as "constructive", while TfL said the talks "centred on what needs to happen to ensure a thriving taxi and private hire market in London".

An initial court hearing is expected on December 11.

The new boss has apologised for "the mistakes we've made" and accepted that the company had "got things wrong".

The company is permitted to operate while the appeal works its way through the courts.

Earlier this week, London mayor Sadiq Khan said the appeal against Transport for London "will take its course".

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