ALTERNATIVE TAXICAB SYSTEMS. A LONDON CASE STUDY. VOLUME 2: APPENDICES

This volume comprises the following 5 appendices: appendix a. A comparative description of taxi operation in 6 European cities. The 6 cities involved in this study are Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Madrid and Paris; appendix b. Variations in the geographical distribution of the private car hire trade in greater London. The main concern of this appendix is to attempt to establish whether there are any significant differences in the distribution and size of private hire firms between London boroughs and, if so, what factors appear to cause those differences; appendix C. An analysis of taxi hirings at central London rail terminals. These patterns of taxi usage are investigated with particular regard for the distribution of taxi journeys by destination, by time of day and by the number of passengers who are conveyed on each trip. Since the available data are only a sample of taxi journeys it is necessary to derive factors whereby the sample size could be grossed up to represent the true population; appendix d. A mathematical model of a two-class taxicab system. The model used in the differentiated fare taxi system is formulated; appendix e. The legal framework for taxicab and bus operations in London. The concern of this appendix is to investigate the legal standing of and distinctions between the various conventional branches of the public road transport industry in London (notably taxis and buses), and to provide a detailed background for chapter 7. The appendix is divided into two parts: 1. Legal definitions of road passenger transport modes; 2. Similarities and differences in the regulation of road passenger transport modes. For abstract of volume 1 of this report see IRRD no. 219909.

  • 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; Tables;
  • Pagination: 128 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 2

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  • Accession Number: 00142142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rpt. No. 2 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1981 12:00AM