Category Archive: Taxi Numbers

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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Mar 04

‘Too many taxis’ are causing driver fights in Wolverhampton

Fights are breaking out between taxi drivers in Wolverhampton because there are too many vehicles and not enough spaces, it has been claimed. It comes after it emerged three taxi drivers have had their licences revoked for fighting in the city’s streets. At a licensing meeting last week, city councillors vowed to crackdown on the …

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Feb 14

Taxi license cap now in force across Worcester

AN historic cap on taxi numbers in Worcester has finally been agreed – after years of gripes around congestion and pollution. Worcester City Council has voted through a new rule which means no more cabbies will be allowed a licence until numbers fall sharply. The city currently has 263 hackney carriages, and the cap is …

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Feb 05

Freeze in taxi driver numbers for Worcester – and a cap for the first time ever

A SUDDEN freeze in taxi driver numbers across Worcester can today be revealed – with NO more cabbies being handed licences in the city. After years of concern about pollution and congestion due to spiralling cabbie numbers, Worcester City Council has revealed plans for an historic cap. Under the plans, no more licences will be …

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Jan 20

Hackney carriage drivers in Milton Keynes delighted with decision to limit numbers

HACKNEY carriage drivers were left whooping in delight after Milton Keynes councillors agreed to keep a cap on the number of people allowed to drive the vehicles in the city. Around 100 people were packed into the public gallery at the Full Council meeting last night (Wednesday) to hear the Council’s decision on whether the …

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Dec 03

Japan: Law to reduce taxis must not hamper competition

The toughening of regulatory measures for the taxi industry could hinder fair competition among operators and adversely affect services for users. We are concerned about the negative impact that may result from a revision of the law regulating the industry. A bill, jointly sponsored by the Liberal Democratic Party, New Komeito and the Democratic Party …

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Nov 11

Official : Worcester has too many taxis

IT’S official – Worcester has too many taxis. Independent experts have investigated the city’s taxi trade for the first time in more than a decade, and say the number of cabbies far outweighs the demand from people in the city. Their report concludes: l Cabs are often “illegally parked” because ranks are full to bursting; …

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Nov 01

New taxi limit fixed due to dip in demand

THE number of hackney carriages in North East Lincolnshire is to be capped at 220. The council imposed a limit of 235 back in 2009, but has now decided to reduce that figure after a survey showed demand for the service had decreased by 27 per cent. The North East Lincolnshire Hackney Carriage Association had …

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Oct 22

Too many taxis in Windsor

DEMANDS have been made for more taxi ranks in Windsor as anxious drivers struggle to keep their livelihoods afloat. No new taxi rank spaces have been set up in the town by the Royal Borough since it started issuing five new Hackney Carriage licences a month in April 2012 and deregulated taxis in April this …

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