• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Anger as taxi fares to rise by 3%

TAXI fares in Glasgow are to rise by more than 3% - but cabbies claim they will still be out of pocket.

Licensing chiefs announced the increase - the first since 2012 - in a bid to help ease the fuel burden on drivers.

But the city's main black cab firm said the 3.28% fare increase would come at a cost to members and drivers. Taxi bosses said "meter modifications" would cost drivers £50.

Glasgow City Council is responsible for deciding fare increases.

A spokesman said: "While we sympathise, this is an unavoidable charge when taxi fares rise."

The new fares will come into force on February 17.

Councillors believe the revised tariffs offer a fairer deal for passengers.

Contextual targeting label: 
Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

210294