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Success! £2 Excess Taxi Charge To End

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Station Road Busway, Luton

“We have suggested several times that the Council should compensate residents, now after years of complaining this completely pointless £2 excess taxi charge is to end.” – Liberal Democrat leader Cllr. David Franks.

At last, and after several years of complaints from local residents and Liberal Democrat councillors, Luton Council is to allow taxis from the town centre railway station to use the busway from the station to Church Street.

Until 24th April, when this experimental new system comes in, taxis from the station taking passengers to Stopsley, Wigmore, Vauxhall Park, Round Green, Hightown and anywhere involving the use of Crawley Green Road or Hitchin Road will still have to go via Mill Street, New Bedford Road and Hucklesby Way adding about £2 to the cost of every journey.

“There never was any sense at all in banning station taxis from using the busway to get to Church Street”, says Liberal Democrat leader Cllr. David Franks. “Only because of the Council’s perverse attitude, Stopsley, Wigmore and Vauxhall Park residents have been paying this penalty fare ever since construction of the busway started about ten years ago.”

“That’s ten years of paying an unnecessary £2 penalty on every taxi fare from the station. We have suggested several times that the Council should compensate residents, now after years of complaining this completely pointless £2 excess taxi charge is to end.”


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