Ground TransportationRegulator cites safety concerns for refusing new licence

Uber faces ban in London

Uber intends to appeal the loss of its London licence.
Uber intends to appeal the loss of its London licence. Photo Credit: kasinv/GettyImages

LONDON - Uber will not be granted a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

TfL said it had identified a "pattern of failures" in London that placed passenger safety at risk.

These included unauthorised drivers carrying out thousands of rides, the regulator said.

Uber initially lost its licence in 2017 but was granted two extensions, the most recent of which expires on Monday.

The firm will appeal and can continue to operate during that process.

London is one of Uber's top five markets globally. It has about 45,000 drivers in the city.

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