Category Archive: Taxi Numbers

Oct 20

Eire: Challenge over claim of eroded taxi-plate values dismissed

Three drivers sought damages allegedly due to deregulation and liberalisation of market The High Court has dismissed a challenge by three taxi drivers who claimed the value of their taxi plates was wiped out overnight when the sector was deregulated in 2000. Alphonsus Muldoon and Vincent Malone sued the Minister for Environment and Local Government …

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Jul 13

Reading to hold black cab survey to see if the town needs more

Reading Borough Council licensing committee agreed to retain its cap on Hackney Carriage licences and to hold an ‘unmet needs’ survey The council will be conducting an independent survey in Reading to see if the town needs more black cabs. Reading Borough Council agreed in March 2009 to put a cap on the number of …

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Apr 17

Council to cap number of Hackney cabs in Bristol

BRISTOL City Council will put a cap on the number of new Hackney cab licences granted in the city following calls from drivers that ranks are becoming too busy. The council has agreed to carry out a new survey to determine demand for hackney carriages in Bristol. The last survey was carried out in 2008, …

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Jan 27

Cambridge taxi numbers capped for first time since 2001

The number of taxis allowed to operate in Cambridge has been capped for the first time since 2001. The maximum number of licensed taxis will be set at 317 from yesterday, following the decision by the city council’s licensing committee. It is hoped the move will reduce overcrowding, reduce the need for drivers to work …

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Jan 22

Exeter taxi drivers claim they are being discriminated against in council’s plan to remove restrictions

TAXI drivers in Exeter fear their livelihoods could be destroyed if plans to remove restrictions on the number of hackney carriages are given the go-ahead. Councillors will consider proposals to de-restrict the quantity of cabbies allowed to collect passengers from the city’s 10 taxi ranks and be hailed in the street. But some drivers in …

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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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