Category Archive: Ranking Problems

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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Mar 18

Taxi drivers in protest threat

An ongoing feud  between the Guildford Hackney Association (GHA) and Guildford Borough Council  rumbles over licence fees , taxi rank space and illegal touting by private hire drivers. Guildford taxi drivers have threatened rolling roadblocks that could see the A3 and town centre grind to a halt. A dispute is ongoing between the Guildford Hackney …

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Mar 14

Taxi firm in legal fight over ranks row at city airport

A TAXI firm is taking a council to court after a dispute over ranks at Scotland’s busiest airport. One black cab firm is launching the legal action against Edinburgh City Council after it granted a licence for a rival private hire firm to open a new pre-booking office at the terminal of the city’s airport. …

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Mar 07

Extra taxi spaces created to cater for Wolverhampton’s clubbers

Extra taxi spaces are to created in a city centre to help keep revellers spilling out of nightclubs safe. Wolverhampton council bosses have agreed to add four spaces in North Street and another eight in School Street. The move has been agreed after officials said there was not enough taxis on the street to take …

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Feb 06

CCTV to tackle illegal taxi parking in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has said it plans to upgrade its CCTV to tackle taxi drivers who park illegally near the train station. The authority said it has had complaints about Hackney cab drivers parking on double yellow lines in Station Street, outside of ranks. The Nottingham Licensed Taxi Owners and Drivers Association said there was …

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Jan 31

Number of Waverley’s taxis cut in half

STATION bosses sparked fury today as they slashed the number of taxis allowed into Waverley and told passengers to walk to the street to catch a cab. Taxi permits for the Capital’s main railway station are being cut from 200 to 100 in a move which rail chiefs say should help tackle the congestion caused …

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Jan 28

Station taxi chaos warning

SCOTLAND’S capital city could descend into traffic chaos due to train station anti-terrorism barriers when thousands of rugby fans pour into Edinburgh for the Calcutta Cup. Taxi drivers have warned Waverley train station’s new security barriers will create a traffic jam around the area. A huge travelling support is expected when Scotland host England in …

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Dec 02

Haymarket taxi rank to be scrapped over queue row

The taxi rank outside ­Haymarket is to be scrapped following ongoing problems with vehicles queuing past their boundaries. It is understood that the ­current rank outside the station will be switched to a drop-off only area in the coming weeks, with the station due to be fully reopened on December 19, and new ranks expected …

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Nov 12

Haymarket Taxi rank faces axe over disabled access

A PRIORITY taxi rank outside Haymarket station is facing the axe – to improve disabled access to the new-look hub. The loss of three gilt-edged cab rank slots right outside the station would be a major blow to taxi drivers who feel they are being shunted away from the station’s main ­entrance. The move, however, …

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