The cost of catching a taxi in Cardiff is set to rise after councillors this morning approved a fare hike.
Cardiff council’s public protection committee unanimously backed a request by the trade to increase fares.
Drivers said a rise was needed to cover the soaring cost of fuel.
The rise, however, will not come into force until September following the traditional summer lull in taxi demand.
From September, a three-mile journey will rise 5.88% during the day and 5.13% at night.
It means a three-mile journey, for example Cardiff Central station to Llandaff village, would rise from £6.80 to £7.20.
Longer journeys of up to 10 miles will increase 3.95% during the day and 3.54% at night.
The charge for each passenger exceeding four will rise from £1 to £1.50 and the extra fee for bicycles and large items of luggage will increase from 20p to 30p.
But the cost of hiring a taxi between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day and on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will drop from £5 to £3.
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