New taxi restrictions means there will be increased fares for travelling in the city 4 years ago

New taxi restrictions means there will be increased fares for travelling in the city

This doesn't look good.

If you work in town, then you probably know about the mess that is trying to get from the northside to the southside.

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With buses, the Luas, taxi drivers and more trying to get through College Green, the route can be at a standstill no matter what time you travel in the morning.

In an effort to try combat the congestion problem, the National Transport Authority has announced that from the 12 March, taxis won’t be allowed to travel in the College Green area during peak times.

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Between the hours of 7am to 10am, taxis will be restricted from driving southbound from the front of Trinity College, towards either Grafton Street or Dame Street, which could also cause some trouble for commuters who work in the area.

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Taxi drivers are now warning that fares will increase because they will have to take a longer route to get from A to B.

The National Private Hire And Taxi Association's Jim Waldron told TheJournal.ie: “We’re disappointed we weren’t involved or consulted.

"We think that this is going to add to an increase in fares because drivers will have to take longer routes – that’s not what we want to do.

"For the businessman and businesswoman who has to be in work at 8 or 9 in the morning, it’s going to make their journey longer."

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