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Uber granted London licence as court rules it ‘no longer poses a risk’

Uber has been granted a further 18-month licence in London after an appeal found it was a “fit and proper” company to run private hire car services. Westminster magistrates court ruled in favour of Uber almost a year after Transport for London (TfL) refused the ride-hailing firm a licence extension over safety concerns. The deputy…
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September 28, 2020 0

Uber to launch London commuter boat service with Thames Clippers

Uber is to extend its reach in London by taking to the water, with the Thames Clippers commuter service to be rebranded Uber Boat and bookable through the US company’s app. A formal partnership will be launched this summer, allowing Uber users to book a Thames river journey through the app, and board using a…
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July 8, 2020 0

London minicab charge discriminates against vulnerable, court hears

Imposing the congestion charge on minicabs entering central London while exempting taxis discriminates against vulnerable drivers and passengers, the court of appeal has been told. Around 94% of minicab drivers are from BAME communities, the court heard on Tuesday, whereas 88% of black cab taxi drivers are white. The £15-a-day charge, which affects around 113,000…
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June 30, 2020 0

Addison Lee and Uber to install partition screens in cabs

Addison Lee and Uber are to install partition screens in vehicles to protect staff and passengers from infection with coronavirus, after new data earlier this week revealed that male taxi drivers and chauffeurs are among those at highest risk of death from the disease. London’s largest private hire car operator, Addison Lee, claims to be…
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May 13, 2020 2

Compare which app offers passengers and drivers the best deal @UberUK, @OlaInUK, @DidiGlobal and @BoltApp

On 16 March, Chinese ridesharing app Didi will launch in Sydney. Already available in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, the app promises “a safe, reliable and value-for-money way to get around”, according to Lyn Ma, Didi Australia’s general manager. That “value-for-money” statement will certainly be true in the first few weeks following the app’s launch…
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February 21, 2020 0

How London got rid of private cars – and grew more congested than ever

High Holborn on a bleak winter morning is a portrait of traffic hell. Vehicles grind east to west through an orange maze of construction and utility works. John Lewis and Argos trucks jostle with Thames Water vehicles; at one point, a flood of white vans appears in sequence, as if a fleet controller had ordered…
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February 11, 2020 0