Why is there a continued need for taxis in central London, especially with Tottenham Court Road Crossrail due to open in 2018?


Taxis play an important role in London’s public transport system, serving passengers of all needs on a daily basis. Taxis prioritise the safety, comfort and wellbeing of their customers above all else which is why there is a continued demand for them. This is likely to increase after the opening of the Crossrail as Tottenham Court Road station will become one of the busiest in London, driving up demand for other local public transport. It is important to ensure that everyone who wants and needs to use a taxi in the area is able to do so, in order to sustain the areas role as a social, creative and economic hub.