Fixed Fares For Late Night Black Cabs This Weekend

By Lindsey Last edited 98 months ago
Fixed Fares For Late Night Black Cabs This Weekend

Westminster Council trials fixed rate fares to get you home in a Black Cab this weekend.

Between 10pm and 4am tonight and tomorrow, take a taxi from the rank in Coventry Street, W1 and instead of anxiously watching the ever increasing meter clock up a mysterious and phenomenal sum, pay a fixed fare in advance.

It is hoped certainty about the cost of a cab will help deter people from taking unlicensed minicabs. So, how much will it cost you? Work it out by distance from Coventry Street:

£20 - up to three miles
£30 - up to seven miles
£40 - up to 10 miles
£50 - up to 12 miles

The scheme is backed by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust which promotes personal safety. Unlicensed minicabs are illegal. Take TFL's advice on finding a licensed cab to get you home safely.

The scheme will also be tested on 8/9, 15/16 and 22/23 January.

Read Richard Purnell's Nightbus poem to remind you of its charms.

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Last Updated 17 December 2010