Information on where and how taxi ranks should be located.
A taxi rank is recognised by bay markings and the word 'TAXI' painted on the road surface or on signs adjacent to the carriageway. Single and double yellow lines and kerb markings indicating loading restrictions may also protect the rank.
Ideally, taxi ranks should be located adjacent to railway, bus and coach stations, tourist attractions, retail areas, places of employment and entertainment/leisure centres. Ranks should be sited so that passengers board or alight from the taxi onto the footway on the nearside of the vehicle. Ramps and steps should only be used for access via the nearside passenger door.
Where taxi ranks are arranged on the offside of the road, a pick-up and drop-off point nearby on the opposite side should be identified for wheelchair passengers.
Durham City taxi ranks
We recently reviewed the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) that is in place in the Claypath area of Durham City.
For more information about taxi ranks, contact our Parking Services.