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Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicles

Tameside Council licence two types of vehicle -

  • Hackney Carriages - can be 'flagged down' off the street or on a rank
  • Private Hire Vehicles - must be pre-booked through a Private Hire Operator

If a Private Hire Driver accepts a fare off the street without it being pre-booked, he is liable for prosecution. It is also important to note that anyone taking a journey in a Private Hire Vehicle which has been 'flagged down' is not insured for the journey.

Both types of vehicle can only be driven by a licensed Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver.

The current Vehicles conditions are available to download below

 How to apply

Before we can accept a Private Hire Vehicle Application, you must provide -

  • Valid Vehicle Insurance
  • Log Book
  • Payment

If you do not have any of the above documents available, please contact the Licensing Office where other options are available.

As from October 2012, the Hackney Carriage fares have changed. View the updated fares and charges for using a Hackney Carriage.

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