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Hackney Weekend 2012 – Taxi and Private Hire Services


Between 23-24 June BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012 takes place at Hackney Marshes. Over the two days a whole host of world famous and brand new UK and international artists will be performing.

During the event a taxi rank will be in operation at the Northern Spectator Transport Mall, which is accessible from Ruckholt Road (A106). The rank will be designated as an ‘island rank’ and taxi drivers licensed for the following areas will be able to use it:

  • Haringey
  • Newham
  • Waltham Forest
  • All London

The rank will be operational on the Saturday and Sunday.

The event finishes at 23:00 on Saturday and 22:30 on Sunday but it is expected that people will begin to leave the event from 21:00 onwards. We expect there to be a high demand for taxis so encourage all drivers who can use the rank to work it and help make this event a success.

Taxis  dropping off passengers and picking up pre-booked passengers should also go to the Northern Spectator Transport Mall.

The rank and drop-off/pick-up areas will be marshalled and all taxi drivers should follow the instructions of the marshals.

The marshals will be checking the booking details for all PHVs arriving to pick up passengers so PHV drivers must confirm the name of the passenger they are picking up, the time of the pick up and the destination. The marshals will then escort the passenger to their vehicle.

Access for taxis  will be via Ruckholt Road (A106), at the end of the event and whilst the public are leaving the venue Homerton Road will be closed.

Please note that taxi rank facilities and taxi  drop-off and pick-up facilities at this location are temporary and will not be used for this purpose during the Games period. During the Olympic and Paralympic Games the taxi rank and drop-off area and the PHV pick-up and drop-off area will be in the Hackney Marshes Sports Centre car park, next to the Northern Spectator Transport Mall.

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