Newcastle taxi drivers’ protest over station work » National Taxi Association

Newcastle taxi drivers’ protest over station work » National Taxi Association

Paul Robinson, a taxi driver at Newcastle Central Station Taxi drivers in Newcastle claim improvements being made to the city’s railway station are hitting their trade Cabbies are to come together to fight against new parking arrangements at Newcastle’s Central Station. Since the building’s historic portico was closed off, taxi drivers say their passenger numbers have halved. They claim some drivers have been left waiting more than an hour for a fare and face the prospect of earning just £16 for half a day’s work. Others complain they are being hounded by traffic wardens as they are struggling to find anywhere to park because the new station rank has just four parking spaces, which they pay more than £2,000 a year to use. Drivers will now take part in a protest against the improvements and will avoid pulling their vehicles into the parking bays. Taxi driver Paul Robinson, ...

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