Road Closure London….
Here is your weekly private hire travel update. This email sets out changes and events that could affect your journeys, as well as essential licensing information.
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:
From 23:00 tomorrow, Friday, until 05:00 on Saturday, and at the same times on Sunday/Monday, M4 will be closed eastbound between junctions 3 and 2. This is for resurfacing works.
Bermondsey Street closure
On Sunday, Bermondsey Street will be closed from 08:00 until 20:00. During this closure the taxi rank will still be accessible via Tooley Street and then Magdalen Street.
From 15:00 until around midnight on Friday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including the A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to events.
From 06:00 until 20:00 on Saturday, there will be various road closures in the area, including Whitehall, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, and parts of Oxford Street. This is for a parade. For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/weekend
From 06:00 until 22:00 on Saturday, there will be road closures in place for an event, including College Approach, King William Walk and Greenwich Church Street.
From 09:00 until 13:00 on Saturday, there will be road closures in the area, including A24 London Road northbound, at the junction with Central Road, and southbound at the junction with Morden Hall Road. This is for a march.
From 07:00 until 13:00 on Sunday, Pall Mall will be closed westbound at the junction of Waterloo Place. This is for an event.
From Monday until Sunday 10 July, traffic is likely to be busy in Southfields, Wimbledon Village and Wimbledon town centre. Parking restrictions will also be in place. This is due to the Wimbledon tennis championships. Taxi ranks will operate in Augustus Road, Church Road (Gate 4), Somerset Road (Gate 13) and at Wimbledon Station. There will be designated private hire drop off and pick up areas on Wimbledon Park Road and Marryat Road. Stopping and waiting restrictions around Wimbledon will be fully enforced throughout the Championships.
New Private Hire Regulation
Important changes to private hire regulation in London come into effect from Monday 27 June. If you are a private hire licensee, you need to plan now.
Vauxhall Zafira Model B licence suspensions
We have suspended the licences of approximately 1,250 Vauxhall Zafira (Model B) PHVs until they have had a vital safety check. For more information.
Calling all suburban taxi drivers
Dates for the 2016/17 Suburban Taxi Driver Forums are now online. The first forum, for Sector 1 taxis drivers, takes place on 19 July. For more information, and to book your place at your sector’s meeting.
The consultations on new taxi ranks for the Brixton Academy and Highgate Station road closure London on 24 June 2016. You can respond to the consultations here.