York council launches trial of night-time taxi rank

A night-time taxi rank has been introduced in York on a trial basis in a bid to encourage better business for cabbies in the area.

City of York Council is establishing a nine-vehicle rank in a busy square between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00 following calls from drivers and residents for more rank space, reports the Press.

The authority expressed confidence that the scheme will be beneficial, as the additional space will help to compensate for the conversion of the nearby Deangate rank to day-only availability.

Steve Galloway, the authority’s executive member for city strategy, also stated that its location away from housing means that local residents will not be unduly disturbed by the night-time activity.

He added: “I hope the new rank will prove to be a success and that it will contribute to the prosperity of the city’s evening economy.”

Last month, authorities in Colchester also introduced additional taxi ranks in the town centre in a bid to improve traffic flow and benefit cabbies.

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