The specific objectives of this study were:- (1) to establish the pattern and level of demand for alternative taxicab systems: (2) to consider the feasibility of alternative taxicab systems, and (3) to examine such systems in terms of quality and convenience, operating costs, and fare levels. The London taxicab trade is examined in relation to legislative and institutional background, cost structure, revenues and drivers' earnings. Data on trip patterns by licensed taxi in London are presented and analysed, and taxicab services of several large cities in western Europe are reviewed and discussed. Dial-a-ride systems are discussed, including details of their cost and revenue characteristics. Potential changes in the existing pattern of London taxicab services are examined and legislative constraints to such changes are discussed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic of Central London, England

    35 Marylebone Road
    London NW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Doganis, R S
    • Lowe, S R
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 240 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Report 2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1981 12:00AM