All Night Tube Service - Taxi Ranks in Brent (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2975
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

All night tube service proposals incorporate taxi rank outside several tube stations. In some cases this will mean a reduction in residents parking.

The taxi ranks are for black cabs only yet in the parts of Brent South of the North Circular Road there are rarely a black cab on the road, let alone at an existing taxi rank, e.g. Station Parade by Willesden Green tube station. What measures are proposed by TfL, if any, to ensure that black cabs will actually use these new ranks? How does TfL propose to make up for the loss of resident car parking?

Answer

Answer for All Night Tube Service - Taxi Ranks in Brent (1)

Answer for All Night Tube Service - Taxi Ranks in Brent (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has been reviewing the provision of taxi ranks outside Night Tube stations to assess the availability for passengers wishing to use taxis once the Night Tube goes live. TfL is working with the Borough to ensure the design is in the best possible location for passengers but with a minimal impact on any existing kerbside activities.

Where a taxi rank will affect residents parking the Borough is working to try and relocate this parking if at all possible.

TfL will actively promote the new taxi ranks to drivers through a range of communication methods including social media to ensure a high uptake of the new facilities to service passengers. TfL will also keep new ranks under review to ensure they remain an appropriate use of kerbside space.