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East Coast Taxis - Andreos1 - 12 Apr 2019

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/its-change-not-one-two-16109840

New sightseeing service launched in Newcastle.


RE: East Coast Taxis - RBZ 5459 - 13 Apr 2019

They're using Henry Cooper's  B7RLE OBR297.


RE: East Coast Taxis - Dan - 13 Apr 2019

(13 Apr 2019, 4:53 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: They're using Henry Cooper's  B7RLE OBR297.
Not sure how legal it is? Hasn't been registered, and taking fares on the bus isn't strictly speaking an excursion. Trial or not, seems a bit naughty.

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RE: East Coast Taxis - MurdnunoC - 13 Apr 2019

(13 Apr 2019, 5:55 pm)Dan Wrote: Not sure how legal it is? Hasn't been registered, and taking fares on the bus isn't strictly speaking an excursion. Trial or not, seems a bit naughty.

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As long as the bus is 'serviceable', that's all that matters.


RE: East Coast Taxis - RBZ 5459 - 13 Apr 2019

(13 Apr 2019, 5:55 pm)Dan Wrote: Not sure how legal it is? Hasn't been registered, and taking fares on the bus isn't strictly speaking an excursion. Trial or not, seems a bit naughty.

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It's an odd one I agree. Henry Cooper arent operating it at any extra fares to what East Coast Taxis are advertising I suspect. But if Henry Cooper actually organise the tour and East Coast Taxis just act as a ticket selling agent then it would need registered I think. So since East Coast Taxis are taking the separate fares, and one would assume they must be paying Henry Cooper a fixed fee, it would be technical a Private Hire as far as Henry Cooper is concerned. 

I think if it went to the Traffic Commissioner it would be argued back and forth.