Hackney carriages are usually the traditional 'black cab' style. They can be flagged down in the street and can wait on designated taxi ranks.
We set the maximum fares for hackney carriages. Hackney carriages meet the legal definition of a 'taxi' and so are exempt from some traffic regulation orders, such as bus lanes. Any exemption will be indicated by signs at the roadside.
Conditions of fitness; details of the types of vehicle approved as hackney carriages, and the local byelaws can be downloaded below. The conditions of fitness require all of our licensed hackney carriages to be wheelchair accessible.
We limit the number of new hackney carriage licences which are issued. Contact us for more information.