Category Archive: Ranking Problems

Oct 21

Preston: Taxi drivers protest causes city centre gridlock

Traffic in Preston city centre has ground to a halt because of a protest by taxi drivers. The spontaneous protest, blocking Fishergate, is thought to have begun after a cabbie was ticketed for illegal parking. It comes hours after county council bosses celebrated the completion of the £3.4m Fishergate Central Gateway Project with lowered curbs …

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Aug 18

Southern urged to think again about closing Brighton Station taxi rank

Train company Southern is being urged to think again about its decision to close the busiest taxi rank in the area whenever Brighton and Hove Albion play evening games. The Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hove Graham Cox said that the decision was a mistake. He spoke out after the customer experience manager at Brighton Station …

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Aug 18

Dorking cab firms warn change to taxi permits is damaging drivers’ livelihoods

A CONTROVERSIAL policy that will restrict the number of parking passes for taxis at Dorking’s main railway station will damage livelihoods, the town’s taxi firms have said. Bosses are angry about the changes, which mean parking permits for pick-ups at the Station Approach car park are being allocated to individual drivers instead of companies – …

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Aug 07

Stafford taxi drivers to meet town’s MP after protest strike

STAFFORD taxi drivers are to meet the town’s MP Jeremy Lefroy and borough councillors this afternoon, Thursday, to discuss their fears over proposals to move the most popular late-night taxi rank in the town centre. The meeting, hosted by the Casa nightspot, follows a token hour-long strike by members of the Stafford Taxi Association late …

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Aug 01

Angry Stafford taxi drivers say they are being driven out of town centre

  FURIOUS taxi drivers say they are being driven out of Stafford town centre due to a proposed shake-up of taxi ranks. And they have warned the move could lead to late-night disruption and antisocial behaviour if revellers at Stafford’s nightspots cannot find taxis to take them home. The 70 members of the Stafford Taxi …

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Jul 10

Nuneaton faces taxi gridlock

FUMING taxi firm bosses are demanding urgent talks with borough council chiefs over plans which they say could gridlock Nuneaton town centre. Members of Nuneaton and Bedworth Taxi Association say they have been forced to request a summit with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to discuss what they have described as ‘ludicrous’ plans to change …

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Jun 22

Constantly full taxi rank creating parking chaos

  A constantly full taxi rank in Windsor has led to chaos as drivers park anywhere they can find while waiting to pick up customers. Father-of-two Paul Slatter was threatened with a parking ticket in Thames Street while waiting a few seconds for his daughter who had popped into Starbucks to grab a packet of …

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Apr 28

Crowded Brockenhurst station taxi rank ‘danger to pedestrians’

A New Forest taxi driver says too many cabs trying to use the rank at Brockenhurst railway station is making it dangerous for pedestrians. Simon Booth says the rank was designed for four vehicles, but sometimes more that 20 cabs are trying to access it. South West Trains says 17 taxis are licensed to use …

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Apr 01

Taxi drivers claim £30,000 hi-tech rank signal system in Cambridge is an ‘expensive’ fail

  A new hi-tech signalling system for Cambridge taxis to stop over-ranking cost £30,000 – but drivers it’s an expensive ‘failure’. It was hailed as an end to taxi congestion in central Cambridge but some drivers say it is not up to the job. The new signs were installed in January last year as a …

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Mar 18

Cruise passengers will be hit as taxi drivers face port charge

TAXI drivers in Southampton will be forced to pay £1 to pick up passengers from the city’s cruise ships. And the new levy, which will come into force next month, is set to cause fares to rise for thousands of cruise-goers. Associated Brit-ish Ports (ABP), which has agreed the new charge, says it is needed …

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