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London Taxi and Private Hire – Taxi Ranks Update

14/01/2013
Below is the latest taxi ranks update to help keep you informed of where there are changes to current operational arrangements. Follow the links provided for more information.
News
London Bridge bus station closure London Bridge bus station is currently closed as a result of a sewer collapsing in London Bridge Street. The station is expected to be closed for approximately 12 weeks to allow the sewer to be repaired. The taxi rank in the bus station will not be operational during the closure and there has been some confusion about what the temporary arrangements for taxis are.During this closure a temporary taxi rank has not been set up in Tooley Street and the loading bays in Tooley Street have not been suspended. This means that taxi drivers must not stop and wait in the loading bays in Tooley Street, as the normal loading bay restrictions apply and any driver who stops and waits risks being issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) by the police. Taxis parking in the loading bays in Tooley Street are also obstructing other road users, including taxis, and causing congestion in the area.

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Whilst the bus station is closed a temporary taxi rank has been set up in St Thomas Street, with the head of the taxi rank next to the bus stop shelter (stop K) and the bus stands have been suspended. All passengers wanting a taxi will be directed towards the rank in St Thomas Street.

We’ll let you know as soon as the works in London Bridge Street are completed and the bus station reopens.

 

Northbound closure of Pancras Road Between 21:00 on Friday 25 January until 23:00 on Sunday 27 January there will be a closure of the northbound end of Pancras Road from Coach Road to Goods Way. This closure is for tower crane works.Drivers will be able to access the King’s Cross taxi rank on Pancras Road from Euston Road and will need to exit Pancras Road via Euston Road.

The entrance to the taxi lane for the St Pancras rank will be closed during these works so drivers should access this rank via Goods Way. Taxi marshals will be present and drivers should follow their instructions at all times.

Lewisham GatewaySome of you may be aware that a new development in Lewisham is planned and the Lewisham Gateway development will see major changes to the area around Lewisham Station and DLR.The development area includes Station Road, where the taxi rank is. Information about Phase A of the development can be found on the Lewisham Gateway website where you can also submit your comments and views on the first phase.
Overranking Reports have been received about taxis overranking at:· Belvedere Road, Waterloo

· Selfridges, Oxford Street

· Upper Tachbrooke Street, Victoria

· Harrow Road/Edgware Road

Taxis overranking at these locations causes problems for other taxi drivers, cyclists and buses. The police have advised us that if taxis continue to overrank enforcement activities will be conducted and any driver overranking risks being issued with a PCN.

ConsultationsYou can find details of the current TfL consultations here. Current consultations include:- Barclays Cycle Super Highway 5: New Cross Gate to VictoriaBarclays Cycle Super Highway 2 Extension: Bow roundabout to Stratford Town CentreImproving river crossingsImproving Tottenham Hale

Other consultations currently open include:

Proposals to change Liverpool Street, including removing the taxi rank, and surrounding areas

– Open consultations in the London Borough of Camden can be found here

Useful linkstfl.gov.uk/tph – taxi licensing information Taxi ranks booklet, island ranks and extension areasFind the latest TfL press notices
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