Category Archive: Taxi Numbers

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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Oct 13

Call for cap on number of taxi drivers allowed in Inverness

A senior taxi driver has called for a cap on the number of licences in the Highland capital. Andrew Macdonald also accused the local authority of trying to pin the blame on the trade for a recent inquiry which blocked a disputed fare rise. Mr MacDonald, of the Inverness Taxi Alliance, said the council had …

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Jul 22

Taxi fares to rise in Cambridge as cap on hackney carriage numbers debated

The cost of getting a hackney carriage taxi in Cambridge is to go up for the first time in two years as cabbies battle for business. The city council’s licensing committee approved the rise of approximately 2 per cent yesterday after drivers complained increasing costs and heightened competition was making it harder for them to …

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Jul 15

Taxi numbers in Cambridge could be capped

A limit could be put on the number of hackney carriage taxis in Cambridge amid fears about congestion on the city’s streets. Action is set to be taken by the city council in response to complaints about long queues of vehicles at ranks and warnings that competition between cabbies could boil over into violence. On …

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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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Jul 05

Too many cabs in Shrewsbury, says taxi group

  Taxi drivers in Shrewsbury claim there are too many cabs on the streets of the town – and are calling for more stringent tests to be introduced to safeguard passengers. They say that Shropshire Council is issuing Hackney cab licences to too many applicants. Former boxer turned taxi driver Roddy Doran, 43, from Shrewsbury, …

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Jun 27

Number of Hackney carriage taxi drivers in Crawley to remain limited

THE council has announced it is going to continue to limit the number of Hackney carriage taxi plates it issues in Crawley to meet passenger demand. The decision was taken by the members of Crawley Borough Council’s licensing committee at a meeting last Wednesday. This followed the results of a survey, undertaken by the council, …

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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 01

Ireland: Recession blamed for 20pc reduction in taxis since 2008

THE number of taxis has plummeted because of the recession, with 20pc fewer vehicles on our roads, new statistics show. A report from the National Transport Authority says the number of active taxi licences in the State fell more than 5,500 between 2008 and December 2013. There are now 21,900 taxi licences, down from a …

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Mar 09

Taxi drivers raise concerns as limit to be lifted on cab licences

The move to life restrictions on the number of cabs operating in Ellesmere Port and Neston this summer, hotly opposed by the trade but welcomed by the public, follows consultations by Cheshire West and Chester Council. At present the town has 51 hackneys which cost £36,000 each new. Councillors heard that on an interim basis …

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