Black Cab Demo Causes Central London ‘Gridlock’

Parts of central London are currently gridlocked after thousands of black cab drivers took industrial action at Trafalgar Square.

The traditional cabbies are protesting at Transport for London’s (TfL) regulation of rival cab service Uber.

The Google-backed app allows users to order a car at the touch of a button, and the fare is calculated using GPS tracking.

But traditional cabbies say this is effectively a taxi meter, which only black cabs are legally entitled to use in the capital.

More follows…

11 June 2014 | 1:08 pm – Source: orange.co.uk
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