From the London Cab Ranks Committee
Following meetings with TfL, Westminster Council, Royal Parks and Winter Wonderland event organisers – PWR. The London Cab Ranks Committee; UNITE, LCDC, LTDA – working with Transport for London – is pleased to announce that taxi arrangements at this year’s Winter Wonderland event have been confirmed.
- As last year, the taxi rank will be in the first two coach bays adjacent to the Brook Gate exit from Hyde Park.
To accommodate the taxi rank the coach bays will be suspended from 2pm on Saturday 19 November 2016 until Monday 2 January 2017 (excluding Christmas day). The remaining three coach bays will be for coaches to use for set down and pick up.
Reaching compensatory agreement with Westminster Council and TfL Coaches, PWR has said it will finance the taxi rank appointment. PWR will also have event stewards on to help with the smooth running of the rank. The LTDA has again said that it will marshal the rank at peak times.
Obviously this taxi rank operates at one of the busiest times of the year resulting in even heavier traffic levels on Park Lane. To help ensure that the rank works safely for all concerned. TfL, Royal Parks, PWR & Westminster Council are asking drivers that under no circumstances should over ranking take place. The rank is in the first two coach bays only.
Passengers wishing to use taxis from the rank are reminded that all London taxis are fully accessible and since the 31 October accept payment by card including contactless.
For further information on this year’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland please visit their website: http://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
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