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Heathrow Airport: PHV Plying for Hire?

HAL recent decision to permit Private Hire Vehicles to wait within the airports boundaries highlights yet again, the deficiencies in enforcing the distinction between taxis and PHVs. RMT LTDB firmly believe that the ongoing issue in surrounding areas of Heathrow airport can be attributed to Transport For London’s failure in exercising due diligence when licensing smartphone app. Uber. As PHVs […]

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We are the 5%

March 2012. After over 4 years of grueling mental and physical attrition I had achieved what only 14% of perspective candidates had, acquiring the converted Knowledge of London. Being granted the privilege of plying for hire on the streets of the capital wasn’t an easy journey. Like all who endeavor to succeed sacrifices were made […]

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Reduction: Heathrow Extras

HAL the body responsible for administrating the feeder park at Heathrow are to review the charge drivers add for journeys starting from the airport. A recommendation from TFL is to reduce the extra from £3.20 to £2.80. This has been assessed due to the reduction in the gate fee that drivers must pay to enter […]

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HALTS Contract Ends

The contract between Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) and Heathrow Airport Licensed Taxis Society (HALTS) to run the taxi information desks ended on June 30th this year. This means that the London taxi trade has no presence inside any of the terminals at Heathrow for the first time in over 10 years. This is a bitter/sweet […]

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BAA continues to support halts

The unease that continues to blight the taxi trade at Heathrow has worsened over recent week, and it looks as though 2013 will be a watershed year for its taxi drivers. The rights of taxi drivers are being eroded bit by bit and recent action by some has brought matters to a head. Eddie Symes, […]

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