Taxi drivers’ fury as New Street Station rank has space for only 11 cabs » National Taxi Association

Taxi drivers’ fury as New Street Station rank has space for only 11 cabs » National Taxi Association

They have spent £600 million on this station, but I doubt £10 has been spent thinking about where the taxis are going to go” Taxi drivers claim the £600 million redevelopment of New Street Station has left them out in the cold – by forcing them to park hundreds of yards away from passengers. A temporary rank has been created across the road from the station in Navigation Street, but with spaces for just 11 cabs. As a result up to 200 other Hackney Carriages are being forced to pay 60p a time to park up in a ‘holing pen’ in Hill Street car park until spaces become available – more than 400 yards away. Taxi bosses have now hit out at the scheme which they claim is losing them customers – and creating gridlock around the city centre station. They have launched a petition demanding more pick-up points for cabbies, who say they are losing up to £40 per day because of the change...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=5606

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