Originally Posted by Lee2
We used city taxis last night to town and were charged time and a half. We got a black cab on the way back and it was £2 extra. So were the private cabs ripping us off according to the council tarrifs on the website?
Private Hire companies set their own fares.
This council website shows the tariffs that hackneys charge, which is set by the council.
Here it is..
TABLE OF FARES
The fares detailed below are the MAXIMUM fares, which may be charged.
FIRST 160 YARDS (146.3 metres)
DAY (6.00 AM UNTIL 8.00 PM) £2.50
NIGHT (8.00 PM UNTIL 6.00 AM) £3.00
Then 30p for every 346 yards (316 m) travelled up to 17600 yards (16093 m) - approx. 10 miles: -
After (10 miles) 17600 yards (16093m) 30p for every 285 yards (260m) travelled: -
AVERAGE COST (not including any waiting time)
DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT
1 Mile (1.6km) £4.00 £4.50 7 Miles (11.3km) £13.30 £13.80
2 Miles (3.2km) £5.50 £6.00 8 Miles (12.9km) £14.80 £15.30
3 Miles (4.8km) £7.00 £7.50 9 Miles (14.5km) £16.30 £16.80
4 Miles (6.4km) £8.50 £9.00 10 Miles (16.1km) £17.80 £18.30
5 Miles (8.0km) £10.00 £10.50 12 Miles (19.3km) £21.40 £21.90
6 Miles (9.7km) £11.80 £12.30 15 Miles (24.1km) £27.10 £27.60
For 55 seconds the cab is kept waiting 20p
Each hiring begun between 6.00 pm on 24th December £2
and 6.00 am on 27th December and between
6.00 pm on 31st December and 6.00 am on 2nd January.
Fouling the vehicle - MAXIMUM charge £50
Drivers can apply a charge of 50p per transaction,
when payment is made by debit or credit card where this facility
is made available by the driver.
Notes for passengers:
The driver of this vehicle must produce a copy of the byelaws to you on request.
Enquiries or complaints about taxis or their drivers should be made to:-
The Private Hire & Taxi Licensing Section, Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, Sheffield, S1 2HH. Telephone 2734005.
Liz Bashforth, Assistant Chief Executive (October) 2008.