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Hackney Carriage or the Black Cab has been the real ‘taxi’ of London, at least till 2001, as this was the year the Private Hire Taxis (mini cabs) got licensed to service the people of England, legally.
The differences are not many but they are important.
The conventional black cab charges fares based on the meter readings, whereas the mini cab brings to you fares that are always fixed and constant. The black cab can be hailed on the road or taken up at the taxi rank whereas the mini cab does not (legally) get to taste that fruit. You can only call up a Private mini cab via a mini cab firm or its app if it has one.
PRIVATE HIRE MINI CABS CHARGE LESS THAN THE BLACK CABS
Because the fare of the Hackney Carriage is meter-based it tends to be expensive. And when compared to that the Private Hire mini cabs charge fares that are more economical and affordable.
BLACK CABS ARE EASY TO APPROACH
The mini cabs are not legally authorized to take up a fare on the road. A mini cab which does so is most certainly going rogue. In that aspect, the black cab is much more safe and easy to approach as all you have to do is flag it on the road or at a taxi rank.
MINI CABS PROVIDE PRE-PAY OPTIONS THAT ARE SECURE AND HASSLE-FREE
Private mini cab firms bring to you the option to pay beforehand for the ride via methods that are reliable and secure, thus; last minute change hunts at the back of the cab are not a worry anymore.
PRIVATE HIRE MINI CAB SERVICE PROVIDES MANY CHOICES IN VEHICLES
Private mini cab firms offer an assortment of cars like MPVs, Executive Cars, People Carriers, Saloon Cars, Estate Cars, Mini vans etc. This collection of vehicles is appropriate for various events whether formal or informal such as weddings, meetings, trips, tours, school runs, airport transfers and more. In addition to that, the vehicles are clean, well-maintained and in top-notch conditions and if needed also come with baby seats for toddlers and infants.
BLACK CABS ARE SAFE AND RELIABLE
Where there is no particular incident that indicates the Private Hire Vehicles to be unsafe or dangerous; the black cabs are usually considered the safer option because they are the time-honored Tolworth taxis. On the other hand, pre-booking from a prestigious and reputable mini cab firms is also a very safe and reliable mini cab option.
MINI CABS ARE PREFERRED OVER BLACK CABS FOR LONGER JOURNEYS
When it comes to long rides or out of town trips, the Private Hire vehicle is preferred over the Hackney Carriage (black cab) because of the fares that easy on the pocket and the comfortable nature of the vehicles.
PRIVATE HIRE MINI CABS ARE SUITABLE FOR MANY PURPOSES
The Private mini cab service provides many car hire services at very affordable fares. These include:
Pick and drop service to all locations in the city.