Taxi fare in­crease

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A rise in taxi fares in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang has been con­firmed.

Coun­cil­lors on a li­cens­ing com­mit­tee have rub­ber­stamped the move in a bid to bring the area in to line with East Kil­bride and Hamil­ton.

Pas­sen­gers will now be charged a 40p at flag fall rate then a two stage yardage charge of 9x293yds at 30p then 20p per 264yds giv­ing a max­i­mum fare of £5.50 for two miles.

A two-mile jour­ney cur­rently costs £4.80.

The move fol­lowed a re­view of fares in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.

It is the first fare in­crease in the area since 2011.

Geraldine McCann, head of ad­min­is­tra­tion and le­gal ser­vices, said: “The li­cens­ing com­mit­tee agreed at its meet­ing that the max­i­mum fare which could be charged in the Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen zone would be in­creased by 70 pence over the two mile hire which would bring the fare in that zone in line with that charged in the East Kil­bride zone.”

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