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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Taxi fares rise over Christmas

TAXI fares in Copeland will rise over the festive period, passengers are reminded.

Throughout the Christmas and New Year period, hackney carriages are allowed to increase their standard rates.

For journeys commencing between 6pm and 6am on December 23, the standard rate of £2.80 for the first mile will apply, then 18p per 1/10th of a mile plus an additional 50 per cent of these rates.

For journeys commencing between 6pm on Christmas Eve and 6am on December 27, and from 6pm on New Year’s Eve until 6am on January 2, the rate will be £6 for the first mile, then 27p per 1/10th of a mile.

Coun Peter Connolly, chair of Copeland’s taxi and general licensing committee, said: “We’re keen to ensure that people are aware of the price they will be charged for a hackney carriage over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Prices do increase at certain times, as was agreed many years ago.”

All vehicles, which are licensed by Copeland Council, should display a clear notice showing the table of fares.

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