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This pages relates to public information about taxi ranks, fares and private hire operators in Preston.
If you would like to find out about hackney carriage or private hire licences please see taxi licences.
In Preston, a hackney carriage is generally a London type black cab that can carry five or six passengers. These vehicles can wait at designated taxi ranks or be hailed (called) in the street by members of the public. Hackney carriages can only be driven by licensed hackney carriage drivers.
All our vehicles:
Taxi ranks are situated where you are most likely to need the service of a hackney carriage. E.g. near transport facilities, retail areas, places of employment and night time entertainment facilities.
To find out where the current hackney carriage ranks are located please see taxi fares and ranks.
Hackney carriage fares (or tariff) are set by us and are the maximum fee that can be charged by hackney carriage drivers.
To find out our current fares and charges please see taxi fares and ranks.
Private hire taxis must be booked in advance through an operator and cannot be hailed (called) in the street. Private hire vehicles can only be driven by licensed private hire drivers.
Please note: if a private hire vehicle is used without an advanced booking through a private hire operator the vehicle is not insured.
To find out a list of private hire operators in Preston please see Yell - taxi and private hire vehicles in Preston.
We take complaints made about the service provided by drivers, the condition of licensed vehicles and the customer service provided by operators very seriously.
If you would like to make a complaint or compliment about a taxi driver or private hire operator please see taxi complaints and compliments.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.