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Transport for London refers Uber app row to High Court

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TfL asks the High Court to rule on the row involving black cab taximeters versus GPS smartphones. @itvlondon

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It follows an increasingly bitter wrangle between London cabbies and private hire drivers who use the Uber app. @itvlondon

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Black cabs to be snapped up by overseas market

Once it is fully up and running, the production line in Coverntry will complete up to 10 new taxis a day, five days a week.

Black taxis in central London
Black taxis in central London Credit: Press Association

The first month's predicted production had already sold out with the company expecting to sell almost 2,000 vehicles in the first year. Around half of these will be for the overseas market after LTC won export contracts in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Production of London's famous black cabs resumes

The London Taxi Company has restarted production of the famous black cab, six months after the business was saved by Chinese car maker Geely.

London taxi rank in Vauxhall Bridge Road
London taxi rank in Vauxhall Bridge Road Credit: Press Association

Former owner Manganese Bronze, whose black taxis have been on British streets since 1948, went into administration last October, with about a third of its 300-strong workforce losing their jobs.

Average fare increases for peak times

There'll be a 1.8% increase in fares during peak times - between 6am and 8pm Monday to Friday.

  • For a 3 mile journey the fare will increase from £9.60 to £9.80
  • For a 5 mile journey the fare will increase from £14.40 to £14.80
  • For an 8 mile journey the fare will increase from £24.00 to £24.60
  • For a 10 mile journey the fare will increase from £31.20 to £31.80
  • For a 12 mile journey the fare will increase from £38.20 to £39.00
  • For a 14 mile journey the fare will increase from £45.20 to £46.20
  • For a 16 mile journey the fare will increase from £52.40 to £53.40
  • For a 20 mile journey the fare will increase from £66.40 to £68.00

Black Cab fares to rise

Black cab fares to rise again
Black cab fares to rise again Credit: PA

Passengers travelling from Heathrow Airport will reportedly be hit hardest by an increase in Black cab fares. A rise of 1.7% looks set to be approved by Transport for London from April 6. It's almost three times more than the rise in the cost of fuel. The increase follows a 5.3% rise last year

For those travelling to Heathrow - there will also be an 80p jump in the surcharge. TfL says the cost of an ''average'' fare, which is a journey of about 3.5 miles, will rise from £12.42 to £12.63. That will increase to £15.57 between 10pm and 6am.

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