Uber’s London headquarters can breathe a sigh of relief.
According to BBC News, Uber has won an appeal against Transport for London (TfL), which denied Uber the right to operate in London due to safety concerns.
The Westminster Magistrates’ Court described Uber as a “fit and proper” operator, despite its failings in the past.
Uber immediately appealed that last decision, calling it “wrong.”
“Over the last 2 years we have fundamentally changed how we operate in London,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said at the time.
We understand we’re held to a high bar, as we should be. But this TfL decision is just wrong. Over the last 2 years we have fundamentally changed how we operate in London. We have come very far — and we will keep going, for the millions of drivers and riders who rely on us.
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) November 25, 2019
There are about 45,000 Uber drivers working in London, according to BBC News.
The London court will decide on the length of the new license granted to Uber, as well as any conditions imposed on the raid-hailing service.