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TAXI FARE INCREASES TAKE EFFECT FROM 3 FEBRUARY 2003

New taxi fares will come into effect throughout the Highlands from 3 February. Following consultation with the trade, it has been agreed that a 1.80 initial fare on tariff 1 be introduced and increases across the board be set at 10%. It has also been agreed that a soiling charge of 50 be introduced as compensation to a driver when a passenger causes the vehicle to be put off the road for cleaning.

The tariffs are as follows: -
Tariff 1 (the normal rate which applies to taxi and private hire cars fitted with a taximeter): - 1 mile, 2.40 (existing charge 2.10); 2 miles, 3.40 (3); 3 miles, 4.50 (4); 4 miles, 5.50 (4.90); 5 miles, 6.60 (5.90); 10 miles, 11.80 (10.60); 15 miles, 17.10 (15.30); 30 miles, 32.80 (29.50).

Tariff 2 (the higher rate that applies on Boxing Day and 2 January as well as between midnight and 8 am on any day, all day on Sunday and when five or more passengers are being carried at any time of any day or night in a people carrier or by a converted minibus):- 1 mile, 3.30 (2.90); 2 miles, 4.80 (4.30); 3 miles, 6.30 (5.60); 4 miles, 7.80 (7); 5 miles, 9.30 (8.30; 10 miles, 16.80 (15.10); 15 miles, 24.20 (21.90); 30 miles, 46.60 (42.20).

Tariff 3 (the special rate applies on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and when five or more passengers are being carried between midnight and 8 am and all day on Sunday in a people carrier or by a minibus):- 1 mile, 4.30 (3.80); 2 miles, 6.30 (5.60); 3 miles, 8.20 (7.30); 4 miles, 10.20 (9.10); 5 miles 12.10 (10.80); 10 miles, 21.90 (19.60); 15 miles, 31.70 (28.40); 30 miles, 61 (54.80).

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