Category Archive: Ranking Problems

Dec 01

Taxi drivers at Temple Meads protest and refuse to pick passengers up after row with Network Rail

Taxi drivers at Bristol’s busiest station refused to take any fares on Monday morning over a dispute about driver numbers. A sign outside Temple Meads on Monday morning warned commuters of disruption Taxi drivers at Bristol’s busiest station refused to take any fares on Monday morning over a dispute about driver numbers. Commuters arrived at …

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Nov 13

Anger as cabbies take over parking spaces at Temple Meads

PARKING for people picking up friends and relatives from Bristol Temple Meads station is being swamped by taxis, commuters say. The short-stay car park outside the station’s main entrance is being filled up by taxis during busy periods, passengers say, leaving no space for paying customers. Commuter Kate Beej told the Bristol Post she counted …

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Nov 13

Dundee taxi drivers demand: ‘use our £45,000 for marshals, or give it back’

Cab drivers are accusing Dundee City Council of “sitting” on £45,000 set aside for employing marshals at a taxi rank. In March, the council’s licensing committee voted to introduce the stewards outside the Grosvenor Casino on Marketgait, but eight months later they have still not appeared — despite taxi drivers each paying £30 towards the …

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Nov 03

Gateshead taxi rank could get a marshall in a bid to improve safety in Low Fell

Council chiefs have confirmed they are looking at introducing taxi marshalls in Gateshead but said local taxi drivers will not have to foot the bill Taxi drivers have asked for a marshall at a Gateshead rank after unruly behaviour among punters in the early hours. Drivers in the borough want a raft of improvements to …

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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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