Category Archive: Ranking Problems

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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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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