Updated: Sep 15, 2022
The taxi industry and Transport for London (TfL) has agreed to NOT charge usual Bank Holiday taxi tariffs on the day of the Queen’s Funeral.
The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is set to take place on Monday 19 September, which has been declared a Bank Holiday.
More than a million people from across the UK and abroad are being predicted to travel to central London over the coming days to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Graham Robinson, TfL Taxi and PH General Manager, said in a notice sent to the industry: “Normally on a Bank Holiday taxi fares would automatically be moved to Tariff 3, however given the nature of the occasion, it has been agreed between TfL and taxi trade representatives that taxi fares will remain at normal rates on this day.”
Hundreds of London taxi drivers joined mourners outside Buckingham Palace on the day that Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96.
Rows of black cabs converged along The Mall after hearing the UK’s longest-reigning monarch had died painting one of the iconic images from the last week.
Earlier this week TfL asked the capital’s taxi and private hire drivers to ‘do everything you can to help keep London moving during this difficult time’.