A win for London’s famously informed cabbies, a major loss for the future of transportation and late-night partiers. The Transport for London (the TFL) said that it will not renew a private hire license for the company based on “public safety and security implications.”
Uber, of course, hopes to appeal the decision and had harsh words for the city claiming that London is “far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies.”
The end of Uber in the city means that 40,000 drivers will be out of work, and some 3.5 million passengers will need to find another way around.
Confirming it would appeal against the decision, Uber said it showed the world “far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies”.
Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London. [BBC]