15 Jan '14, 2pm

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26/11/2013 An investigation has been launched in to the number of hackney cabs in Worcester. It's the first time in 12 years that the number of cabs there has been properly reviewed. Too many cabs and too little rank space have become common issues around much of the UK. Here, in the West Midlands, local cabbies have long complained that taxi ranks in their small city are bursting at the seams. 249 black cabs have to fight for a spot on the rank, with up to 81% of drivers leaving the rank with an empty taxi because the customer taxi ratio is so out of proportion. Cabs Forced to Over-rank The investigation has been funded by the city’s taxi drivers, who have been requesting a cap on taxi licenses for years. Independent body, Vector Transport Consultancy, installed cameras at the city's main taxi ranks and observed activity over a four day period. Evidence from the rank exam...

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