DURKAN WELCOMES PROGRESS ON TAXI REFORM

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These will allow consumers to hail any taxi anywhere in Belfast between the hours of 23:59hrs on Friday and Saturday nights until 06:00hrs the next morning, with similar arrangements in place on public holidays.
Further, the five mile zone that currently restricts the hailing of taxis to Belfast Public Hire only will be reduced to two miles, so that consumers will have more flexibility on how they engage taxis beyond the new two mile limit.
Minister Durkan said: “I am pleased to have finally reached agreement on the new taxi licensing arrangements although I remain disappointed that my preference to remove all restrictions on the hailing of taxis in Belfast was blocked. They will provide more flexibility and choice for consumers, especially helping those trying to get a taxi at peak times on Friday and Saturday nights.
“I will work hard to get these new arrangements, along with new taxi accessibility, metering and maximum fare regulations, in place from September 2015, so that consumers can begin to enjoy the benefits they bring.”

Admin 2DURKAN WELCOMES PROGRESS ON TAXI REFORM