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Norwich is not a huge city, but it's not small either. When I was there recently taxi fares were a flat £5 for every journey within the city limits. Those limits covered more or less everywhere inside the A47 diameter.

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging £7 instead of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they might get more custom.

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On Tue, 6 Mar 2018 03:32:56 -0800 (PST), Offramp
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Norwich is not a huge city, but it's not small either. When I was there recently taxi fares were a flat 5 for every journey within the city limits. Those limits covered more or less everywhere inside the A47 diameter.

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging 7 instead of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they might get more custom.


7 doesn't get you very far in a London black cab (probably less than
a mile). If you say that the typical journey is, say, 3 miles, the
flat fare would be at least 15. And it would only apply within the
central area.
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On 06/03/2018 11:32, Offramp wrote:
Norwich is not a huge city, but it's not small either. When I was there recently taxi fares were a flat £5 for every journey within the city limits. Those limits covered more or less everywhere inside the A47 diameter.


"Taxi" as in Hackney Carriages or Private Hire? I'm more than boggled
if it was the former as they started of with £3 for the first few yards
some years ago, when £5 wouldn't have taken you more than about a mile.
So 3 miles to the A47 is a massive cut in price.



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Norwich is not a huge city, but it's not small either. When I was there
recently taxi fares were a flat £5 for every journey within the city
limits. Those limits covered more or less everywhere inside the A47
diameter.

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging £7 instead of
that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they
might get more custom.


ABC minicab at a guess, they are the firm advertising a zonal fare.

Outside the central zone they are £3.80 for first mile and £1.50 a mile
after that.

Surprisingly difficult to find the NCC Hackney rate - but a lot more than
that - have seen £3 for 300yds suggested.

James

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On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 03:32:56AM -0800, Offramp wrote:

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging =C2=A37 instead=
of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they=
might get more custom.


They might get more custom too if they actually knew where they were
going and could read road signs.

The middle bit of Quaker Street has been closed for ages for some
building work, but there's always black cabs going too far along it,
past the last turning off, and having to turn round and go back. I saw
two within a minute this morning. Strangely none of the Ubers I've taken
recently has made this foolish error.

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David Cantrell wrote:
On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 03:32:56AM -0800, Offramp wrote:

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging =C2=A37 instead=
of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they=
might get more custom.


They might get more custom too if they actually knew where they were
going and could read road signs.

The middle bit of Quaker Street has been closed for ages for some
building work, but there's always black cabs going too far along it,
past the last turning off, and having to turn round and go back. I saw
two within a minute this morning. Strangely none of the Ubers I've taken
recently has made this foolish error.


Perhaps their satnavs know about the road closure?

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Recliner wrote on 07 Mar 2018 at 14:29 ...
David Cantrell wrote:
On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 03:32:56AM -0800, Offramp wrote:

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging =C2=A37 instead=
of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they=
might get more custom.


They might get more custom too if they actually knew where they were
going and could read road signs.

The middle bit of Quaker Street has been closed for ages for some
building work, but there's always black cabs going too far along it,
past the last turning off, and having to turn round and go back. I saw
two within a minute this morning. Strangely none of the Ubers I've taken
recently has made this foolish error.


Perhaps their satnavs know about the road closure?


As opposed to The Knowledge which doesn't have an automatic update facility.

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Richard J. wrote:
Recliner wrote on 07 Mar 2018 at 14:29 ...
David Cantrell wrote:
On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 03:32:56AM -0800, Offramp wrote:

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging =C2=A37 instead=
of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they=
might get more custom.

They might get more custom too if they actually knew where they were
going and could read road signs.

The middle bit of Quaker Street has been closed for ages for some
building work, but there's always black cabs going too far along it,
past the last turning off, and having to turn round and go back. I saw
two within a minute this morning. Strangely none of the Ubers I've taken
recently has made this foolish error.


Perhaps their satnavs know about the road closure?


As opposed to The Knowledge which doesn't have an automatic update facility.


Or at least it's a lot more informal and unreliable.

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On 2018\03\07 14:29, Recliner wrote:
David Cantrell wrote:
On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 03:32:56AM -0800, Offramp wrote:

If we had a similar thing in London, with hackneys charging =C2=A37 instead=
of that baffling logarithmic Huskisson scale that they currently use, they=
might get more custom.


They might get more custom too if they actually knew where they were
going and could read road signs.

The middle bit of Quaker Street has been closed for ages for some
building work, but there's always black cabs going too far along it,
past the last turning off, and having to turn round and go back. I saw
two within a minute this morning. Strangely none of the Ubers I've taken
recently has made this foolish error.


Perhaps their satnavs know about the road closure?


More likely they have it on "fastest route" setting, and it takes the
main road route even though there are traffic jams that way. The black
cabbie is trying to avoid the jams but comes unstuck, which can happen.
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On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 02:29:36PM -0000, Recliner wrote:
David Cantrell wrote:
The middle bit of Quaker Street has been closed for ages for some
building work, but there's always black cabs going too far along it,
past the last turning off, and having to turn round and go back. I saw
two within a minute this morning. Strangely none of the Ubers I've taken
recently has made this foolish error.

Perhaps their satnavs know about the road closure?


But I've been told countless times here that satnavs are inferior!

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