Operation Neon (1)

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please share details of what this operation aimed at clamping down on illegal minicab and taxi activity has achieved so far? Can you also confirm how long the operation will continue and the total number of staff and hours of staff time dedicated to it.


Answer for Operation Neon (1)

Answer for Operation Neon (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During the first 12 days of the operation (8, 14-16, 21-23 May, 28-30 May, and 5-6 June) the operation addressed the following illegal and non-compliant private hire activities:

- 1,544 PHV drivers advised and moved on to keep roads clear for taxis and booked PHVs

- 106 PHV drivers were reported for not having a badge

- 644 PHV drivers were reported for not wearing their badge

- 14 PHV drivers were reported for plying fore hire offences

- 94 PHV drivers reported for parking on Taxi ranks

- 294 parking tickets issued

The operation will run throughout the summer and will form part of continuing enforcement operations as part of our intelligence led response to these issues.


On the days the operation has taken place, an average of 41 members of staff - made up of TfL enforcement and compliance officers, Metropolitan Police Service officers, and Westminster City Council parking attendants - have been deployed between 2200 and 0500 hours.