Taxis in Edinburgh

Taxis in Edinburgh

Hire car firm hits out as city puts brakes on discount bid

A BID by a private hire car firm to offer cheaper fares has been blocked after it was denied permission to change its meters.

Fresh move to ditch cap on city taxi numbers

A FRESH bid is being mounted to lift Edinburgh's long-standing cap on taxi licences after a report found a "significant" unmet demand for black cabs.

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New cabbies facing skills test in drive for passenger safety

NEW taxi drivers may have to sit tests before being allowed on the city's streets under plans being considered by council chiefs.

Cabbies lose court fight to increase city taxi numbers

TWO cabbies have lost a court battle against the city council to have the number of taxis on Edinburgh's streets increased.

Cab screens to tap into the tourist market

AN interactive touch-screen information system has been installed in a fleet of private hire cars serving the airport.

Cab licence warning after smoking drivers fined

TAXI drivers in West Lothian have been warned that they face losing their licences if they smoke inside their cabs.

Belt up . . or face a £30 fine

TAXI passengers who do not wear seatbelts face £30 on-the-spot fines in a new police crackdown.

City chiefs look at black taxi 'free-for-all'

A STUDY into the implications of lifting the limit on the number of black cabs in Edinburgh has received the go-ahead from councillors.

Taxman's late cab rule 'puts staff at risk'

BUSINESS leaders in the Capital say the Government is putting safety at risk by ruling that businesses must pay tax on late-night staff taxis.

Taxing tale of the taxi journey from work

COMPANIES, and employees, could be forced to pay out thousands of pounds in tax and national insurance (NI) on cab journeys to and from work, as a result of a clampdown by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

High Street rank added to taxi marshals' beat

A TAXI rank outside the Radisson Hotel on the High Street has been added to those covered by city's transport marshals at weekends.

Fringe benefit for taxi ranks

TEMPORARY taxi ranks in the city centre have been opened in preparation for this year's festival season.

Taxi driver strikes back in MP fare row

A TAXI driver who was criticised by MP Jim Devine for quoting him £49 to take him home has hit back.

Police looking for taxi driver in assault case

A DRIVER of a black Hackney cab is being sought by police in connection with an unprovoked assault in the Capital.

MacAskill meets cabbies amid fears over Glasgow gangsters

JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill is to meet with Edinburgh's taxi and private hire drivers to discuss fears about Glasgow-based rivals trying to buy into the Capital.

Counting cost of £930k fares

NHS Lothian spent £930,000 on taxi fares last year.

Agent who lost Blackberry hails taxi driver's good deed

A GOOD Samaritan cabbie spent an evening driving around the city to track down a football agent to return his lost Blackberry.

Taxi inspector has ad enough of scrappy livery on city cabs

TAXI drivers who have tatty adverts on their cabs face being forced off the road under tough new council rules.

Taxi bays get festival boost

TEMPORARY taxi ranks are to be created in the city centre in time for this year's festival.

Taxi driver took a gamble on drugs deal to pay off debts

A GAMBLING addict acted as drugs courier to pay a £50,000 debt, a court heard yesterday.

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