Taxi fares in Liverpool are set to rise for the first time in two years.
The planned rise could see weekend customers hit the hardest – with nearly £1 added on to cab journeys in the early hours of Sunday mornings.
Under the proposals, people getting a hackney carriage home anytime between 2am and 6am on a Sunday morning will now pay £3.90 for the first 330 yards of a journey – a rise of 90 pence.
This will be followed by 30 pence for every 232 to 19360 yards and another 30 pence for every 300 yards after that.
Thirty pence will also be added for every 60 seconds the cab is waiting.
This pricing will also now be used for journeys between 6pm on Christmas Eve and 6am on December 27 and between 6pm on New Year’s Eve and 6am on January 2.
This means that – if the plans are signed off – journeys home from town in the early hours of a Sunday morning will be priced the same as on notable days such as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
This tariff can also be charged for journeys over four miles beyond the nearest city boundary if agreed before the start of the journey with the passenger.
There is an increase proposed in the standard day-rate being charged by black cabs as well.
For journeys starting after 6am and ending before 11pm, the first 330 yards will be charged at £2.60 – which is a rise of 20 pence.
Then a charge of 20 pence for every 232-19360 yards and a further 20 pence for every 300 yards after that.
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