Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cabbies Fume at Airport Charge

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cabbies Fume at Airport Charge

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MANCHESTER Airport is closing a loophole so it can control all taxi pick ups - and it may cost passengers more.

Currently, hackney drivers picking up directly from the three terminals must pay for a £27.96 permit and along with drivers for the airport's official Arrow Cars service, they wait for their fares in a 'feeder car park' managed by airport marshals who direct them to where cabs are needed. Until now, pick-ups directly outside the railway station have been a 'free for all' for private hire cars and hackney drivers with or without permits. But that's set to change. From next week, a new lane will be installed outside the station - to be used only by hackney and Arrow drivers with permits.

"All other drivers will have to use the feeder car parks around the site which have space for 120 cars and will have to pay £1. …

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