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Archive for January, 2014

More than 170 drivers arrested as part of illegal cab touting

TfL press release. TfL and policing partners stopped over 5,000 minicabs and taxis across London as part of Operation Safer Travel at Night ·         Mobile downloads of Cabwise app total more than 90,000 ·         138,000 ‘Z cards’ with advice on safe travel handed out to Londoners Over 170 arrests have been made for cab related […]

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Rank protectionism

Black cabs: A distorted market is becoming even more intolerable Jan 25th 2014 From the print edition | Read on the Economist website Licensed to bill ALONG with red letterboxes and telephone booths, London’s black taxis are touted as symbolic of the city. Fully 25,600 drivers trundle around the capital’s streets. They are privileged: unlike […]

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Cuba cab ends journey in museum

By PRESS ASSOCIATION, 22 January 2014 5.01am. A London cab driver who is parting with his taxi which is painted in the colours of the Cuban flag said tonight it was "like losing part of my family". London taxi driver Tony Caccavone and his cab, painted in the colours of the Cuban flag (AP)PA Tony […]

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Following improvements to Taxicard service, TfL seeks to simplify subsidised transport options for mobility impaired Londoners

TfL press release. * Consultation begins on withdrawing Capital Call, which duplicates Taxicard and Dial-a-Ride services  * Improved availability of London-wide Taxicard service means Capital Call, which only serves 10 of London’s boroughs, now unnecessarily duplicates service   Transport for London (TfL) today launched a public consultation on proposals to withdraw the Capital Call subsidised minicab […]

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Taxi fare will pay for itself, as delivery system streamlines with Thorworld

From MHW magazine 20 January 2014 The installation of a bespoke platform and ramp loading bay system from Thorworld Industries has brought greater efficiency, flexibility and cost savings to the manufacturing facility of The London Taxi Company. Internationally recognised for manufacturing the distinctive and iconic ‘black cab’, The London Taxi Company, now part of Geely […]

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