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T&PH performance is “Woefully Inadequate” says London Assembly report

The London Assembly Transport Committee report entitled “Future Proof: Taxi and Private Hire Services in London” was published shortly before Christmas. In it, Transport for London’s performance in regulating the Taxi and Private Hire trades has been described as “woefully inadequate” by London Assembly members. This criticism comes as the Assembly’s Transport Committee published the […]

GetTaxi cuts most London fares to £5

The Taxi app service GetTaxi has fought back aggressively against competitors in the London Taxi/Private Hire by cutting its fares to £5 for many of the jorneys across London for the rest of the year. GetTaxi are charging a flat rate of £5 for travel of up to 10km, in areas outside the centre of […]

Uber Driver Crushes Bike

Uber Driver allegedly drove into a Cyclist on the Wlaworth Road, Camberwell at 8pm whilst carrying two passengers. The cyclist was treated for minor cuts and bruises at the scene and was lucky to escape without more serious injuries as his Cycle was completely crushed in the incident. A spokesman for Uber said: “Trust and […]

WCHCD Installation Dinner

The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers held their Installation Dinner aboard HQS Wellington on 4th September. Malcolm Paice was installed as the new Master. Following the Court meeting the Master and his Wardens welcomed guests on board HQS Wellington for pre-dinner drinks on deck. 99 people sat down to dine in what was once […]

More plans to ban vehicles in Tottenham Court Road area

Further plans to transform the Tottenham Court Road have been unveiled by Camden Council ahead of the opening of the new Crossrail station in 2018. Taxis, along with other vehicles, except buses and cyclists (of course!) will be banned from Tottenham Court Road, Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm. From 8am-7pm, Monday to Saturday […]

Taxi protest gridlocks Barcelona and Madrid

Traffic ground to a halt in the centres of Barcelona and Madrid when taxi drivers strike protested over the presence of car-pooling agencies operating in Europe. At least 4,000 cabbies joined the demonstration in Barcelona, some of whom suffered physical violence and vandalism through road rage when they blocked the most heavily-frequented streets and squares […]

Putney Bridge

The Putney Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic on July 14th for urgent repairs. It will remain closed for approximately three months. During this period pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross it but cyclist will need to dismount and wheel them across. The decision to close the bridge to all […]

Shell Centre plan gets Green light

  The Green light has been given to plans for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre site on the South Bank. The 27-storey Shell Centre Tower will remain the centrepiece of the new site, and will continue to be owned and occupied by Shell. It will be complemented by eight new buildings, one of which […]

Trapped by driveway parking bay

Bungling council workers have painted a new parking bay right across a homeowner’s driveway, leaving her afraid of becoming a prisoner in her own home. The pensioner has slammed her local council after a parking bay was painted not just outside her house – but right across her driveway. The pensioner is now worried she […]

CroydonCab driver wins fight against council PCN

A lady cab driver in Croydon won her fight with the council last month to overturn £650 worth of fines after the council enforced a no-right turn rule on Addiscombe Road. In October 2013, with no notice or advertisement, the council installed CCTV to catch drivers turning right onto Cherry Orchard Road and the footage […]