Uber submits application to operate taxis in Hull

Uber taxi
Uber has submitted an application to operate a range of services

Uber has submitted an application to start operating about 250 taxi drivers in Hull.

The ride-hailing firm's request is set to be heard by Hull City Council on 12 February.

Regular cars, larger minibuses, pet-friendly rides and vehicles for accessibility needs would be part of the service.

Uber's drivers and vehicles would be licensed by the council, a report to the committee said.

If approved the application would mean the taxi firm could launch its own services, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Both Hull Cars and Drive currently offer apps to book private-hire vehicles in the city.

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