TFL announce that Uber's license has been revoked
Transport for London have just announced that Uber's private license has been revoked starting on September 30th.
TFL have released a statement announcing that Uber will not be re-issued with a private hire operations license.
On Twitter TFL wrote that Uber had failed to meet rigorous safety tests, which include:
TfL has today informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence. pic.twitter.com/nlYD0ny2qo— Transport for London (@TfL) September 22, 2017
- its approach to reporting serious criminal offences
- its approach to how medical certification are obtained
- its approach to DBS checks
You can read the full statement here:
Mayor Sadiq Khan has tweeted in support of TFL's statement:
Whilst he wants London to be at the forefront of innovation, he agrees that this must be done with safety in mind.
Although Uber may have failed safety regulations, people are wholly unsupportive of the decision as it means going back to using pricey black cabs or alternative means:
Back to paying through the nose for taxis & not being able to find one late at night! Bad day for consumers! 👎👎👎👎— Andrew Byron (@AndrewByron) September 22, 2017
Are you kidding me? This was the best service I found it around London. Black cabs do not come outside of zone 1— Rola Haddad (@Tikkyboo) September 22, 2017
Great, now we're at the mercy of limited public transportation and extortionate and often rude black cabs, or dangerous minicabs.— Chad Shiver (@chad_shiver) September 22, 2017
Uber can appeal the decision, with TFL refusing to issue a further statement until this has either been accepted or denied.