25 Nov '14, 4pm

Cabbies in uproar over the news that a wheelchair user was turned away by five different cabbies in Brighton & Hove.

Cabs Turn Down Wheelchair User in Brighton 25/11/2014 Brighton and Hove taxi bosses are fuming after hearing that a wheelchair user, who wishes to remain anonymous, was turned away by five different private hire cab drivers. Nightmare Situation Brighton train station has recently undergone a major £5.5 million face-lift but local taxi drivers have critisised the council saying they did not listen and take note of the safety and access issues pointed out to them. John Streeter, of Streamline Taxis, said: “I heard about what happened with the wheelchair user and the five private cabs and let me tell you, if they were our drivers they would have been kicked out straight away. “It’s a nightmare up there at the moment, there’s a piece of kerb close to the station that needs sorting out. We have to tell wheelchair users to go to Surrey Street to allow us to pick them up safely. ...

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