Taxi fare rise approved by Cardiff councillors

May 10, 2011 1 Comment »
Taxi fare rise approved by Cardiff councillors

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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.

What do you think about the decision? Let us know know in the comments below

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  1. Jones July 8, 2011 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I am surprised there is no law against the hours taxi drivers work! Most work min. 10-16 hour days. The overheads they have are astranomical – £60-70 per day, fuel £20 per dday, radio rental £15 per day, insurance £10-15 per day!, maintenance £10-20 per day, tax.. etc etc so if they take home £30 they are happy! For a 10-16hr shift….

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