London ban will not affect Uber service in Welwyn Hatfield

The Uber map of Welwyn Hatfield from the app. The white cars indicate where Uber's are in the borough.

The Uber map of Welwyn Hatfield from the app. The white cars indicate where Uber's are in the borough.

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Uber has confirmed that its services will remain in Welwyn Hatfield and surrounding areas following the news that Transport for London is trying to ban the service in the capital.

On September 22, 2017, Transport for London, which regulates transport in the capital, announced that it would not renew Uber’s operating licence.

Uber’s customers began panicking because this meant as of September 30, the American company will no longer be licensed, but it can continue to operate until all appeals are exhausted.

An Uber spokesperson told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The recent decision taken by Transport for London only applies to Uber in the capital and does not impact Uber’s licence in any other city.

“We plan to appeal the decision in London and can continue operating while we await the outcome of our appeal.

“We are of course keen to sit down with TfL to understand what changes they want us to make so we can get things back on track for the millions of Londoners who rely on Uber.”

Across the UK, millions of people use Uber’s app to get from A to B and thousands of licensed drivers rely on Uber to make a living.

A spokeswoman for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council said: “We do not license any Uber operators or vehicles in Welwyn Hatfield.

“Taxi law is set at a national level and current legislation does not prevent vehicles licensed in one area from operating in another.”

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