December 20, 2004
West & North Belfast Taxi Association have launched a new partnership with Cab Direct to deploy the company’s Eurotaxi and E7 vehicles in the city.
The Taxi Association is responsible for an innovative and highly regarded public transport service covering seven key routes in the West Belfast together with another in the north. As part of their commitment to providing the best possible standards of customer service the Association undertook extensive road testing of a Peugeot Eurotaxi, supplied by Cab Direct, last September.
In conjunction with the road test wide-ranging surveys were carried out with drivers and passengers. Response from both proved extremely positive, in terms of the improved comfort, convenience and capacity of the seven-seat Cab Direct hackney taxis. Member Anthony Cahill recently took delivery of the first E7 model to join the Association’s fleet.
Association General Manager Stephen Long commented: “We pride ourselves in providing a high quality service to the people of West and North Belfast. Our members transport five million passengers annually, based on our groundbreaking multi-occupancy community transport provision.
“This partnership with Cab Direct is part of our wider plans to improve the overall standard of our fleet. This E7, in addition to twelve other new model taxis, builds on other service improvements that we have been making in recent years.”
All of the Cab Direct new and factory reconditioned vehicles used by the Association are wheelchair accessible, providing important flexibility for community care contracts and fares, where required.
Cab Direct Managing Director Gavin Gillies said: “We are delighted to establish what we hope will be a long-standing relationship with the West & North Belfast Taxi Association.
“The Association provides a unique and exemplary service to the local community and we look forward to working closely with the Association and their member drivers over the years ahead.”