Smartphone app. Get Taxi this week launched a promotional campaign offering taxi fares for £5. The scheme works by mirroring the existing zones used for calculating tube journeys. Starting in zones 3 – 6 and travelling a distance of 10km or less, the cost of a journey will be £5. The driver is payed on […]
On July 18-19 the annual Lovebox festival was held in Victoria Park Hackney. A popular date on the London festival calender attracting over 50,000 people over the two-days. Despite its growing popularity the annual event has been poorly serviced by licensed taxi trade, falling within the All London working area. As the closest and with […]
The Rmt London Taxi Driver’ Branch last week along with all other trade orgs. submitted a response to TPH Suburban consultation.Below is the official document submitted by the branch. Please click on document to enlarge.
Contact has been made by RMT suburban Committee Member, Stephen Barker with a Police Sergeant at Woodford Green police station regarding issues at nightspots in nearby South Woodford. Issues raised were the constant touting by Redbridge Cars outside ‘Funky Mojoes’ in the High Road E18 and the Lounge Lizard bar in George Lane. These sites […]
Wednesday afternoon a meeting was called by the Richmond Suburban drivers coalition to try to address some of the issues that are now having a major effect on their livelihoods. It was a well attended meeting many drivers turned up from all Suburban sectors right across London.The meeting was also attended by members of the […]
RMT London taxi branch committee rep Mike Sarwood has secured in principle and subject to agreement, a new taxi rank with 6 spaces outside Twickenham station. 2 taxi rank spaces will be provided at the rugby stadium Teddington station will receive 4 taxi rank spaces Overall, up to 25 new taxi rank spaces have been […]
RMT committee rep Harry Campbell, obtained a meeting at Westfield Stratford with the management there after writing to them to express concerns over the lack of signage for customers wishing to use taxis and a possible increase in taxi rank spaces. We are pleased to report better internal signage and improved road markings will now […]
A meeting was held on Friday 20/04/2012 between RMT representatives and Redbridge Highways Manager, Mike Woodward and Parking Enforcement Manager, Michael Jackson. RMT representatives Alan King and Stephen Barker went to Redbridge Council to discuss ways of improving existing taxi ranks and creating new ranks within the borough. It was agreed in principle that the […]