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Hackney carriage fares (or tariff) are set by us and are a maximum fare that can be charged by hackney carriage drivers.
Please note that we are not able to set fares for private hire vehicles.
The following tariffs apply to all journeys within the Local Authority area and to journeys that end outside the Local Authority area, unless agreed otherwise:
Please note that the waiting time on each tariff for each period of one minute (or part) is £0.20.
To cover cleaning and loss of income, where the vehicle is soiled (at the drivers discretion), there will be a cost of up to, but not exceeding, £30.00.
When a journey ends outside the city boundaries a fare greater than what would have been shown on the meter may be charged, but only if an agreement has been made with the hirer in advance. In the absence of such an agreement, only the metered fare can be charged.
A table of authorised maximum fares should be displayed in each vehicle, so that it is easily visible to all hirers.
A notice of any variation to the maximum fare is advertised by us in the Lancashire Evening Post, or similar newspaper, with a date set 14 days from publication for making an objection to the proposal.
If no objections are received the fare changes will have immediate effect at the end of the 14 day consultation period. If any objections are received the matter will be referred to the Taxi and Miscellaneous Sub-Committee for consideration.
It is important to note that some drivers may ask you to pay an estimated fare/deposit up-front. If you don not agree, then you may be refused travel.
Hackney carriage stands (also known as taxi ranks) provide a location where you can hire a hackney carriage taxi in a stationary position.
Taxi ranks are situated in locations where the public most need hackney carriages, such as adjacent to transport facilities, retail areas and places of employment. Stands can be for continual or part time use.
We work with the hackney carriage taxis and other stakeholders to keep stands under constant review.
A private taxi rank is provided at Preston Railway Station (we do not manage this taxi rank).
The location of all our taxi ranks are outlined in the map below. A description of each location can also be found in the documents section titled 'Hackney Carriage Stands'. Please see a list of the addresses below:
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.