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Catch a taxi to the town centre for only £1

Monday 19 November 2012

A black car with a taxi sign above it parked on the side of the road

Photo courtesy of the Bucks Free Press

From now until 31 December you can hail a taxi that is heading towards High Wycombe town centre and they will drop you at the nearest taxi rank for only £1 per person.

How it works

  • Working taxis will display an illuminated taxi sign to show they are available. Hail one by simply waving your arm to alert the driver.
  • The offer is available seven days a week between 9am and 4pm and is running until 31 December 2012.
  • Under seven's travel free (when accompanied by an adult)

This Christmas offer is part of a scheme by the Hackney drivers to raise awareness about the difference between their cabs - which people can hail from the roadside - and private-hire cars, which prominently need to be pre-booked.

There are about 100 Hackney Cabs operating in the Wycombe district, split evenly between saloon cars with large white taxi signs on the roof and traditional-looking 'London black cabs'.

In a recent interview at the launch of the scheme, Hackney cab spokesman and driver Mr Ghulam Rasool said:

"We are just like the black cabs in London, if you're walking down the road and see us, just wave us down and we can pick you up.

"We felt with Christmas coming up, and people needing to go into town for shopping, this was the perfect time to do this and give something back to the community."

If the scheme proves popular the 'Town for a Pound' offer may become a permanent fixture.