Taxi fares set to rise

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang taxi fares are set to rise for the first time in over five years.

Twenty- three op­er­a­tors in the towns have called on the coun­cil to grant them an in­crease.

And 12 want a 70p in­crease over a two-mile jour­ney to bring the area into line with East Kil­bride.

A pro­posal to in­crease fares will go to a li­cens­ing com­mit­tee to­day, (Wed­nes­day).

If coun­cil­lors ap­prove it, a con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod of a month will take place to hear any ob­jec­tions .

Fares have re­mained the same in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang since De­cem­ber 22, 2011.

Jour­neys not ex­ceed­ing 880 yards cur­rently cost £ 2.40. An ad­di­tional charge of 20p per 220 yards is then added, mak­ing the av­er­age two-mile jour­ney £4.80.

Sev­eral driv­ers have in­di­cated their wish for an eight per cent rise.

Those wish­ing par­ity with East Kil­bride want a new price scheme that would see the av­er­age two- mile jour­ney cost £5.50.

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