Breakdown of licensed London taxi fleet

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Dear Transport for London,
Please could you supply me with the current
Numbers of licensed taxis in London and the fleets make up.
How many fairways, tx1/2/4 vitos and metros are licensed?
How many taxis will be taken off the road due to age limit regs?

Yours faithfully,
Paul

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Stone
 
TfL Ref: FOI-1177-1213
 
Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 22
October 2012 asking for information about London taxi fleet.
 
Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. 
 
A response will be provided to you by 19 November 2012.
 
In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Eva Hextall
FOI Case Officer
 
FOI Case Management Team
Corporate Governance Directorate
General Counsel
Transport for London
 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Stone

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1177-1213

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 22
October 2012 asking for information about London taxi fleet.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.  I can
confirm TfL does hold the information you require. You asked for:

 

1. Please could you supply me with the current numbers of licensed taxis
in London and the fleets make up.

 

There are currently 22,618 active licensed taxi vehicles. Please see the
breakdown of vehicle makes below. Please note these figures are correct as
of 29 October 2012.

 

Vehicle make Number of taxi(s)
Asquith 2
Vito 1542
Fairway 1033
Metrocab 504
TX1 5885
TX2 6225
TX4 7427

 

 

2. How many fairways, tx1/2/4 vitos and metros are licensed?

3. How many taxis will be taken off the road due to age limit regs?

 

As of 16 October 2012, 1,229 licensed taxis will have exceeded the 15 year
age limit since its introduction on 1 January 2012 as part of the Mayor of
London’s Air Quality Strategy and unless exempted, they will not be
relicensed as London taxis. For more information regarding the taxi age
limit and possible exemptions please find the notices attached.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

Corporate Governance Directorate

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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