Taxi fares could be set to rise in Preston

Taxis in Preston
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Passengers in Preston could soon pay an extra 20p for a two mile taxi journey if an application to the council is approved today.

Members of the town hall’s Taxi and Miscellaneous Committee will consider a bid from the city’s Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union taxi drivers for a variation to the Hackney Carriage table of fares.

If accepted, it would mean the cost for a two mile journey would increase to £5.40 between 7am and 11pm, and to £6.80 after 11pm, Sundays and bank holidays.