Tag Archives: Private Hire Vehicles

Local Taxi Drivers Unhappy with New Firm at Farnborough Airport

Taxi drivers in the town of Farnborough, Hampshire have described the introduction of a new taxi firm as “a smack in the face”. Luton based transportation firm, First Class Cars, has been set up near Farnborough Airport. The company has expanded here in order to capitalise on the increased business created by the Farnborough Air [...]

Addison Lee Undeterred by the High Court Injunction

Today Transport for London (TfL) released a press release after the High Court ruled; Addison Lee is prevented from instructing or encouraging their drivers to use the bus lanes. In addition, Addison Lee’s offer to pay any fines incurred by their drivers is “void and unenforceable”. This ruling in particular could see a reduction in [...]

The Number of Licensed Taxis have Increased

According to data from the Department of Transport, the number of private hire vehicles and licensed taxis has increased in England and Wales. The data reveals that as of March 31st 2011, there were 78,000 licensed taxis operating, which is a 3% increase on the figure recorded in 2009. The data also reveals that the [...]

Report on Taxi Faults is Flawed Claim Cabbies in Cardiff

New measures to improve the standard of Cardiff’s ageing black and white taxi fleet has been proposed, which cabbies in the city have criticised. The proposal happened when Cardiff council licensing officers, tourists and the police reported that the standards of taxis around the city had fallen over the past year. The number of cautions [...]

Rise in the Number of Sheffield Taxis Unsafe for the Road

A survey by Sheffield Council revealed that the number of private hire taxis and black cabs that do not meet standards are increasing for the first four months of the year. 1 in 5 taxis were taken off the road because they were suspected to be so unfit for the road. Almost two thirds were [...]