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English Language Requirement for London Private Hire Drivers

TfL press release Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that an English language requirement for private hire drivers was introduced on Friday 14 October. It is essential for public safety that all licensed drivers can communicate in English at an appropriate level.  Drivers must be able to communicate with passengers to discuss a route, or […]

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SEA CHANGE AT TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

By Coity Allcroft Unite Cab Section recently attended a meeting with London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown and Taxi & Private Hire General Manager Helen Chapman, along with LTDA and LCDC, to discuss the new regime’s attitude to long standing issues concerning the Taxi Trade. Mike Brown made a number of statements that will ‘seem’ music to the […]

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Cabbies charged up over electric change

From LTC press  80% of London’s taxi drivers are interested in switching to new ultra-low emission taxis. The switch to this electrically driven taxi, due on the road next year, could lead to a dramatic improvement in London’s air quality. A new survey conducted by the black cab manufacturer, the London Taxi Company (LTC), shows […]

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Real-time traffic updates to be displayed on buses

TfL Press release 10/08/16 New technology trial to help inform motorists of real-time traffic conditions First time in the world live traffic information is displayed on back of buses  Part of TfL’s commitment to inform drivers and improve journey reliability on London’s roads The iconic London bus is now helping to improve traffic in the […]

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