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Uber files appeal against Transport for London

13 October 2017

Uber Technologies Inc. appealed a London regulator's decision to revoke the auto service's license as it seeks more settlement talks.

The ride-hailing app had until Friday to file an appeal, which will allow it to continue operating while the case is heard.

Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last month by deeming it unfit to run a taxi service and refusing to renew its license, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. In his open letter Khosrowshahi vowed to make things right with for Uber, so that it can still drive through the streets of London.

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

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Uber has formally lodged its appeal against Transport for London's decision not to renew its private hire operating license.

The talks were described by both sides as "constructive".

The app enables users to book cars using their smartphones and is available in more than 40 towns and cities across the UK.

Uber has been used by 3.5 million Londoners, developing a loyal fan base by offering convenience and lower prices than traditional "Black Cabs".

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Mr Khosrowshahi took over at Uber in August after predecessor Travis Kalanick resigned following a series of scandals.

More than 850,000 people have signed an online petition launched by Uber, urging TfL to reverse its ruling.

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

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Uber files appeal against Transport for London