Derby City Council to snub calls for new taxi rank

Councillors in Derby have decided against implementing a new taxi rank at the local bus station, despite calls from residents.

Derby City Council has stated that it has no intention of introducing further taxi provisions at the station, stating that the rank on the nearby Moreledge is close enough, reports the Derby Telegraph.

This comes despite local residents raising concerns in the newspaper that the current arrangement is inconvenient to disabled people, particularly wheelchair users.

Responding to this, the council reiterated its stance that there is not enough room for a new rank, although the authority’s disability forum acknowledged the concerns.

Forum member Janet Warner said: “There are a few issues which have been brought up and which we will discuss and are on the agenda for our next meeting.”

Last week, the publication reported that the council is also planning a ban on vehicles in the city centre at night time, a proposal which has been met with dissatisfaction from taxi drivers.

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