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Vehicles - Hackney Carriage

image depicting Hackney Carriage

Hackney Carriage vehicles are black and carry a white licence plate on the rear of the vehicle.

They also carry yellow roundels (stickers) on both front doors of the vehicle.  The plate and door roundels show the licence number of the vehicle.  The plate on the rear also displays the maximum number of passengers the vehicle is allowed to carry.  Hackney Carriage vehicles must also display a roof sign signifying that it is a taxi.

Image depicting Hackney Carriage Plate Licence plate Image depicting Hackney Carriage Sticker Door roundel


Hackney Carriage vehicles can pick up passengers from a designated taxi rank.  They can also be hailed or they can be pre-booked through an office.

All Hackney Carriage's are fitted with a meter which displays the fare charged.  This fare must comply with the fare structure agreed by the Council.

The application form and guidance notes can be viewed via the links below.





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