Category Archive: Ranking Problems

Sep 01

We need more spaces, say angry taxi drivers

Taxi drivers parking illegally have been targeted by police amid controversial plans to move Cambridge’s main rank. But drivers are furious that officers are taking a “zero-tolerance” stance on taxis over-ranking in St Andrew’s Street. The move comes after 600 people signed a petition opposing the relocation of the rank to Drummer Street. Struggling taxi …

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Jun 08

Cabbies’ anger at clogged-up ranks

Cabbies in Preston today called for urgent action over drivers clogging up the city’s taxi ranks. Hackney carriage drivers say they are regularly confronted with “repeat offenders” blocking up ranks in Friargate and Church Street because they want to park for free. That forces taxis to park outside the ranks, with police often moving them …

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May 19

Taxi drivers warned over double parking at station

TAXI drivers parking illegally and making dangerous manoeuvres outside Tunbridge Wells Railway Station have been warned to stop or face the consequences. Cabs regularly stop in the lay-by outside the train station in Mount Pleasant Road in lines of two which means the vehicles are partially parked on the road and over double yellow lines. …

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May 02

Durham Taxi rank ‘not enough’ to solve congestion

A NEW five-space taxi rank will do nothing to solve horrendous congestion problems blighting a city centre, critics claim. Since Durham County Council deregulated the taxi trade last September, hundreds of cabs have been competing for trade in Durham City, causing long queues up Claypath and Gilesgate late into the night. The council has announced …

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Apr 22

Taxi Rank Review

A taxi rank review in Lancaster and Morecambe has been “a long time coming” according to a city cabbie. The city council’s licensing committee approved a six-week consultation period with drivers at a meeting last week, following proposals by the Lancaster City Hackney Proprietors Association (LCHPA) to make changes to a number of ranks in …

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Apr 18

Shipley private hire boss angry at taxi rank plan for station

The boss of a private hire firm has raised concerns over possible plans to install a hackney carriage rank at Shipley rail station. Members of Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Panel have instructed officers to look into setting up taxi stands at both Shipley and Keighley stations so disabled passengers have easy access to wheelchair …

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Apr 13

King’s Lynn Taxi driver booked for stopping in rank

TAXI driver claims he was fined for parking in a rank after he walked away from his cab to see a disabled customer to the other side of the road. Then when Colin Wells, of Smith Avenue, North Lynn, wrote to West Norfolk Council to appeal the fine he got slapped with four points on …

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Mar 23

Illegal taxi ranks clogging up town

TOWN centre roadworks are forcing taxi drivers to form illegal ranks leading to traffic chaos during busy weekend nights. Now calls have been made for more consultation between cabbies and council chiefs in order to ease the problem. Building work is taking place in Talbot Square to create a new pedestrian area in front of …

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Mar 09

Cabbies call police in rank parking dispute

Furious taxi drivers have called the police deal with drivers parking illegally in city taxi ranks. Cabbies in Preston say the problem of ordinary cars clogging up ranks has become “worse and worse” in recent months. The problem affects ranks in Church Street, Lancaster Road and Friargate (pictured), which they say has become worse since …

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Mar 07

Rank bad feeling over city crackdown on taxi drivers

TAXI drivers have hit back at a police and council clampdown, claiming they are being unfairly treated. The Herald has reported how police and Plymouth City Council’s taxi licensing team were to target cabbies who were flouting bylaws, such as creating illegal ranks or having vehicles in an unsafe state. ​   However, some drivers …

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