Be safe when you travel

We advise passengers to only use licensed taxis when not travelling on public transport or by train. Always check the vehicle for signage and a plate displaying a licence number. Make a note of it before getting in.

Licensed taxi drivers have been vetted on their fitness and propriety. Their vehicles are checked and tested regularly. They are tested for compliance, roadworthiness and that appropriate insurance is in place.

Taxis are licensed as either private hire or as a hackney carriage. Whilst both do a very similar job, they operate in slightly different ways.