Information about taxi ranks and their positioning.

Taxi ranks allow licensed hackney carriages to park and wait for customers.

The signs alongside the rank give details of the times and days when it is in operation and normally the maximum number of vehicles that can wait at any one time. Taxi ranks are sited where customers need them, such as near shops, bars and restaurants, and the times of operation can vary depending on the circumstances. Decisions about the location of ranks are taken in consultation with the district council, as it is responsible for issuing hackney carriage licenses.