February 18, 2019

Anybody who has had to use St Pancras Station, either to work around, or travel to and from, could not possibly avoid noticing that in the past it could take as long as 10 minutes to exit Midland Road onto either Euston Road or Judd Street.

However, ever since the closu...

February 3, 2019

It is hard to find a more "put-upon" industry than the licensed London taxi industry. From the moment that the much lauded Knowledge of London is completed, every taxi driver becomes a self-employed entity.

This is all fine and dandy until you realise that these self-em...

January 5, 2019

When safety is spoken of within the taxi and private hire industry the focus is primarily placed upon the customer and their well-being.

There is however a glaring omission from both regulatory bodies, as well as the government where driver safety is concerned.

In re...

November 29, 2018

With the licensed London taxi industry spittting fire at the road chaos which has entrenched London over the last few years, questions now have to be asked as to whether the regulation of the industry by Transport for London has become untenable.

On one hand you have...

November 26, 2018

Driving a taxi is a solitary existence, you are very much reliant on your own self, and in an extremely vulnerable position, with nobody to back you up or protect you. This leaves taxi drivers open to robberies and attacks.

With the increasing danger of being robbed o...

October 24, 2018

In the quest for an ecologically ethical city, we have seen London brought to a grinding halt.

We have congestion charging, toxicity charging, low emission areas, low emission zone charging, traffic exclusion zones, cycle lanes knocking out entire traffic lanes, un-coo...

October 13, 2018

Florence Eshalomi is a Labour Co-operative politician who has been a member of the London Assembly for Lambeth and Southwark since May 2016. 

She has also been the councillor for the Brixton Hill ward of Lambeth Council since 2006. 

Ms Eshalomi has been highly critical o...

October 11, 2018

With the audio all hooked up and ready to leave for work, I tuned into the live debate surrounding London’s taxi and private hire industry taking place at City Hall on Tuesday.

The discussion was led by the London Assembly’s Transport Committee with the aim to benchma...

September 5, 2018

Sometimes you hear of stories emanating from the ranks that you’re never quite sure is gospel or not. Did Dave really do the Knowledge all on foot? How did Linda fit a live llama into a TX2? And did TfL really sit on Pete’s taxi licence renewal for months meaning he wa...

August 4, 2018

London's world famous Oxford Street, is one of the busiest shopping streets in the world, and attracts millions of people all over the world year upon year. 

Just like many other shopping streets and districts, worldwide, Oxford Street has been hit by the huge explosion...

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