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Taxi/private hire car operator's licence

East Kilbride zone - Taxi meter fares

Exclusive hire means that a single fare is payable by any one passenger for the exclusive hire of a taxi or private hire car, whether or not more than one passenger is carried.

Hire of taxi or private hire car (fitted with a taxi meter):- 

  • not exceeding 880 yards £3.60
  • for the next six additional 146 yards or any part £0.20
  • for the next six additional 295 yards or any part £0.30
  • thereafter each additional 246 yards or any part £0.20 - (an average two mile hire of £6.80)

Beyond the area of East Kilbride zone - may be subject to a surcharge of 1/3rd of the normal metered fare.

Waiting time – 25 pence for each period of 60 seconds or part thereof (£15 per hour).

Stoppage(s) at the request of the hirer – 20 pence for each period of 60 seconds or any part thereof (£12 per hour) 

Fares by time - subject to special agreement in advance with the hirer.

No fare chargeable - for vacant return journey of the taxi or private hire car from the destination of hirer.

Soilage charge - the hirer will pay a soilage charge of £50 if the vehicle is soiled due to sickness caused by alcohol or drugs, any take-away spillage or any other fouling of the vehicle. It shall not be charged if the vehicle is soiled either due to a child being sick or due to genuine illness.

Called but not used - when a hired car is called but not used £3.60.

Surcharges

  1. a surcharge of 80 pence may be charged for each hire begun between the hours of 10pm and 5am.  A further surcharge of 40 pence may be charged for each hire begun between the hours of 10pm and 5am each Friday into Saturday and Saturday into Sunday 
  2. a surcharge of 1/2 of the normal metered fare may be charged for each hire from 6am on 24 December until 5am on 27 December and from 6am on 31 December until midnight on 2 January
  3. a surcharge, to be specially agreed in advance with the hirer, may be charged for 5 or more passengers hiring a people carrier type car

The fares structure comes into operation on 4 August 2023.