London Cab

A hackney or hackney carriage (also called a cab, black cab, hack or London taxi) is a carriage or automobile for hire. A hackney of a more expensive or high class was called a remise.In England, the name hackney carriage today refers to a taxicab licensed by the Public Carriage Office in Greater London or by the local authority (non-metropolitan district councils or unitary authorities) in other parts of Great Britain, or by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland.In the United States, the police department of the city of Boston has a Hackney Carriage Unit, analogous to taxicab regulators in other cities, that issues Hackney Carriage medallions to its taxi operators.
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  • British car service Addison Lee takes aim at Uber in a new campaign

    … outdoor screens and billboards across London. The creative itself has been developed in-house. Addison Lee’s “six figure” investment is the latest salvo in the fight for the London cab market. Londoners hail 450,000 cabs a day, and over all, the sector is worth £3 billion ($4.8 billion) a year. Independent black cab drivers have held two anti…

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