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A 20mph speed limit could be introduced on almost all residential roads and high streets in London by the end of the decade, according to the mayor’s transport advisor. Motorists could be restricted to that limit within the M25 on all but a major arteries into the capital, according to Isabel Dedring, deputy mayor for […]
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Frances Barber claims she was verbally accosted by an Uber Minicab driver She said he told her she was ‘disgustingly dressed’ and shouldn’t be out Miss Barber tweeted that she was ‘shocked’ and had reported the incident See the latest news on the BBC’s top stars and TV shows By SAM CREIGHTON FOR THE DAILY MAIL Actress Frances […]
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It has also emerged that Johnson is considering having Transport for London (TfL) buy zero-emission black cabs and lease them back to taxi drivers as part of his efforts to tackle London’s air pollution. The capital has been in breach of EU safety limits for nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas produced by diesel vehicles such as […]
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A London bus driver has been suspended after he was filmed performing a sex act between the seats of his bus. Video footage shot on Saturday by two passers-by shows the driver naked from the waist down, leaning between two seats on the top deck of his 123 bus in Ilford. He can be seen […]
London’s Licensing Authority TfL, appear to have swept under the carpet, the fact that many Uber drivers in London, do not have the required level of insurance. Everyday, we hear of more examples of accidents where the Uber driver doesn’t have the righ insurance. Unlike licensed Taxi owners, there is no requirement for owners of […]
One thing about working alongside the dedicated drivers of the Mayfair Mob, sitting outside night venues, you get to see exactly what’s going down in regards to touts and they way they operate. Obviously you have the old fashioned blatant touts who stand outside the door, relaxed in the knowledge, they have more chance winning […]
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It is obvious from the constant phone calls emails texts and tweets we are receiving now on a daily basis at the United Cabbies Group that the debacle of the CRB / DBS checks continues, Existing Cab Drivers worried sick that their licence has or is about to run out, and Knowledge Boys who […]
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Early this morning , we heard the news that from next year, every Taxi will have to have a TfL approved Contactless Credit Card payment system, under the terms of the conditions of fitness. Obviously, this will not be available free to the driver and in certain cases, the driver will have to pay a […]
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In future, Friday the 13th, will forever be associated with one of the worst atrocities inflicted on a civilian population by are small group of religious fanatics. As bombs exploded around the city, to the sound of automatic weapons, the city went into lockdown and all public transportation was suspended. People were scared, walking the […]
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Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to reports of a collision between two cars on Marylebone Road at 10.40am on Thursday. A police spokesman said one man was taken to hospital with a minor hand injury. Pictures circulating on Twitter show how members of the public clambered on the overturned car. Crash: The car […]
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The world famous black cab, the ground-breaking work of Frank Pick and Harry Beck’s iconic Tube map have been named as London’s favourite transport ‘Design Icons’. The three topped the vote after more than 10,000 Londoners took part in the Transport for London (TfL) and London Transport Museum search. Sponsored by Exterion Media, the ‘Design […]
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THOUSANDS of us use taxi app Uber as a safe, reliable way to get around London. GETTY UBER DRAMA: The app has a habit of over-charging However, if you’re hoping for a cheap ride or a quick complaint response, you may want to go somewhere else. Uber operates a surge-charge system in which they bump up the […]
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If you’ve ever set foot in Tokyo, you know the ubiquitous, straight-laced Toyota Crown Comfort three-box sedans that are as archetypal of Japanese taxis as their drivers’ officious hats and dainty white gloves. But Tokyo’s streetscape is about to get a big makeover, and just in time for the 2020 Olympics. Toyota says it will launch […]
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Is Uber Getting Ubered? Uber is said to be planning to try and raise another billion dollars on top of the $8 billion it has already raised. It’s said, Uber is looking to raise its new funding round at a valuation of $60 billion to $70 billion. Its last funding round in July was done […]
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On Friday November 13th, Trevor Merralls and I were granted very rare full access to the Mets undercover Cab Enforcement Unit and were invited to join them for a night to observe what they do and how they do it. We met at 9pm and were warmly welcomed at their Kings Cross base. The team […]
Now Leicester’s taxi drivers have it. Straight from the horse’s mouth. City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has written to each of them warning of the consequences should they keep up their protests. So far, the cabbies’ actions have cost them just business, goodwill and public support. Now it threatens to get a whole lot worse. Sir Peter […]
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Camden’s guerrilla cycling council have again shown no consideration for anyone other than cyclists. In their recent Tavistock Place trial, unbelievably, wheelchair users have been excluded from being dropped in the vicinity of Tavistock/Torrinton Place. Amazingly, disabled groups have made no comment on the scheme. Camden’s crazy schemes are constantly being rolled out across the borough […]
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For centuries, black cabs have complied with regulations, which are now set byTfL. Those regulations have produced the safest, most experienced, most honourable cab service in the world. Uber cabs operate at way below that standard. They are wild, lawless, inexperienced and also unhygienic, (peeing in private gardens?) but Uber’s UK manager, Jo Bertram, is unconcerned about the vast […]
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Ride-sharing service Uber has suspended its activities in Bulgaria but says that it has not abandoned the market. The temporary suspension follows a September 28 ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court upholding large financial penalties imposed by the Competition Protection Commission against Uber for what the commission said were unfair trade practices. According to the commission, the […]
Uber may not be as invincible as it seems. The behemoth ride-sharing service Uber has jolted city after city like a mighty earthquake. It has gained a momentum that seems almost unstoppable. Some say it portends the future of the U.S. economy. At the least, taxi companies and their antiquated medallion system are being crushed. […]
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©Luke MacGregor Jimmy Jeffrey, left, gives directions during a class for black taxi cab drivers learning “The Knowledge” at Knowledge Point, Cab Driver School in London on Thursday Malcolm Linskey expects tears. The 70-year-old will retire soon, an event hastened by falling demand for the business he started 30 years ago, Knowledge Point, a training […]
ABOUT WORLDCASH – THE CURRENCY APP Billions are lost to Merchants throughout the United Kingdom because they only accept pound sterling. WorldCash, The Currency App lets Merchants accept foreign currency as easily as pounds. The WorldCash Currency App is downloaded FREE and lets businesses like retailers, restaurants, hotels and taxis accept foreign banknotes as easily […]
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Tory mayoral candidate believes electric cars will make bus lanes obsolete All bus lanes would be scrapped in London under plans being considered by the Conservative London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith. Goldsmith told LBC’s Nick Ferrari, that the rise of electric cars means that there will soon be “no point” in having bus lanes. Only […]
Karolina and Matthew with new baby Sebastian (Picture: SWNS) When a woman unexpectedly gave birth in the back of a taxi, she probably wasn’t thinking about cleaning up. Karolina Dabrowska, 36, delivered her son Sebastian prematurely in the backseat of an Addison Lee, which had parked outside Aldwych One hotel near Covent Garden. But then, while […]
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Tavistock Place Consultation : AskPOB is conducting an independent survey to establish driver opinion on recent experimental traffic changes between Torringnton Place and Tavistock Place. AskPOB is an impartial third party, working in collaboration with trade organisations and groups to reach as many drivers as possible and to understand how drivers and taxi customers […]
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Electric taxi project in Hong Kong goes belly up: China’s BYD brands 2-year campaign a failure. The automaker is also struggling to sell eBuses in the city and has only received orders for 14 so far. Chinese automaker BYD, which is partly owned by Warren Buffett’s “Berkshire Hathaway”, officially branded it’s two year trial run […]
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Paul Sweeney, of the Support Black Taxis FaceBook group, is asking drivers of the London Taxi trade to help the homeless this Christmas, by donating useful items. The group also need volunteers who are willing to give up some time to help deliver packages, when needed over the holiday period. Hats jumpers scarves and other […]
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Any taxi driver who has been plying for hire around London’s streets for more than a few months knows that prospective passengers have more than the obvious way of hailing a cab. That way is, of course, by sticking out their hand. Others might whistle, while some may call out “taxi.” But there are also […]
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