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safe and secure when you're making a journey - either catching a
bus or taxi, or when you're in the car. Use the links below to
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City of London Police and the Met's Sapphire Team Issue
Safety Advice to Members of the Public Using Taxis at
Get home safely after a night out in the City by using the
marshalled taxi rank based at Liverpool Street station.
Funded by the City of London Safer City Partnership and supported
by Transport for London and City of London Police.
It aims to help workers and visitors in the City get home
safely. Many people were finding it difficult to get a taxi
home due to a trend among taxi drivers to only take passengers
whose destination was on the driver's way home. It meant that
passengers were being turned away - particularly those trying to go
elsewhere within central London.
The Safer City Partnership employs two marshals - both of whom
are licensed taxi drivers - to manage the taxi rank near Liverpool
Street Station (at Great Eastern Hotel). They manage the taxi
rank from 10pm until 2am on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday nights, supported by officers from City of London
Police. Any black cab can then join the queue for fares, but
only if they agree to take the passenger wherever they want to
It has proven very successful with thousands of people taking
advantage of the scheme. Taxi drivers have also benefited,
previously they said they had avoided Liverpool Street as it was
difficult to get parked. With the introduction of the marshals
that has now changed and there's the added benefit of the marshals
being on hand to assist with drunk- would-be passengers as
Assistant Commissioner Frank Armstrong, City of London Police,
' The City of London Police is constantly working to make sure
that members of the public are able to travel safely to and from
' The taxi marshalling scheme helps ensure that people are taking
licensed cabs, from a safe area outside Liverpool Street
'Overall I am very keen that wherever you travel in London you are
The City of London promotes safe,
confident cycling and recognises that cyclists have the same rights
as motorists on our streets. Equally, cyclists share the
responsibility of all road users to adhere to traffic laws and to
show consideration to others.
There is more to safe cycling than
helmets and hi-visibility jackets. Good positioning, awareness and
communication are essential for safe cycling. The City promotes
Cycle Training to help cyclists to develop these skills.
The City of London provides subsidised
adult cycle training to all those who live, work or study in the
Square Mile. One-to-one training is offered for all levels,
including those who have never ridden a bike before, and can be
arranged to take place near the workplace, home, along the route
from home to work or at any convenient location.
For more information or to book a
lesson call Cycle Training UK on 020 7231 6005 quoting your City
postcode, or visit www.cycletraining.co.uk/.