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Rural taxi drivers seek surcharge as fuel prices soar

Taxi operators in the New Territories have renewed their calls for the introduction of a fuel surcharge in the face of rising LPG prices.

Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am

City Digest

Taxi fares to rise from Sunday

Taxi fares will rise from Sunday when the flagfall for urban taxis is increased from HK$18 to HK$20. For New Territories taxis, the new flagfall price will be HK$16.50, and for Lantau cabs HK$15. The new fare table must be displayed in taxis from Sunday and cabbies must write down the new fares on receipts until their metres are recalibrated.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Official flags HK$1 taxi fare rise soon

The government might table a proposal in the Legislative Council next year to raise the taxi flagfall by HK$1.

Speaking on a radio show yesterday, Eva Cheng Yu-wah, the secretary for transport and housing, suggested the taxi industry submit an application for a rise soon.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

68 mainlanders held in Yuen Long raids

15 May 2003 - 12:00am

Taxi drivers seek 30pc fare cut to stay on road

Six thousand Hong Kong taxi drivers have proposed cutting fares by up to 30 per cent in an attempt to save their Sars-hit business.

The proposal by the Urban Taxi Drivers Association Joint Committee was discussed among operators and transport officials yesterday.

13 May 2003 - 12:00am

Urban taxi fares frozen until 2000

Urban taxi fares will be frozen until the first half of 2000, operators' unions said yesterday.

Two main groups - the Taxi Associations' Federation and the Taxi Operators' Association - announced that for the first time in eight years they would not seek an annual fare rise.

21 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Taxi fares could increse

Taxi fares could increase to a $16 flagfall following a proposal presented by taxi unions yesterday.

Each additional 0.2 km would be $1.40, 10 cents up from the existing fare.

Surcharges for luggage and telephone bookings would remain unchanged at $5.

18 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Taxi union opposed to fare increase

A leading taxi union warned yesterday the industry was being damaged by relentless calls for fare increases after the Transport Advisory Committee yesterday approved a further fare rise.

The committee advised fares be raised by 6.3 per cent from the end of April which would see a $14.50 flagfall for the first two kilometres and $1.30 tariff thereafter.

17 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Drivers oppose taxi fare increase

Some taxi drivers are demanding lower fares, saying people are choosing public transport instead.

Representatives of the Urban Taxi Driver Association's Joint Committee yesterday met the Transport Department to oppose a request for an increase by taxi owners.

12 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Drivers seek $15.50 flagfall

A taxi union asked the Transport Department for fare increases of 10.7 per cent. The Hong Kong Kowloon Taxi and Lorry Owners' Association wants a $15.50 flagfall from February.

8 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

$15.50 flagfall demand

Hong Kong and Kowloon taxi operators demanded a fare rise of 9.1 per cent to cover the increasing operation costs. Under the proposal submitted to the Transport Department, charges will rise from $14 to $15.50 at flagfall, $1.20 to $1.30 for every 200 metres and $1.20 to $1.30 a minute for waiting time. The proposed rate would start after the Lunar New Year.

5 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Bid to increase NT taxi fares

New Territories taxi operators demanded a fare rise of 8.7 per cent with the flagfall charge costing $1 more. A New Territories Taxi 14 Joint Associations' spokesman said the increase was needed to cover soaring diesel costs.

10 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Taxi fares up

Lantau Island taxi fares will increase 10 per cent from July 19. The flagfall for the first two kilometres will increase by $1 to $11, and for every 200 metres by 10 cents to $1.10.

29 May 1996 - 12:00am

Taxi fares up

TAXI fares go up tomorrow. In urban areas, the flagfall will be $14 with $1.20 for every subsequent 200 metres. Flagfalls in the New Territories will be $11.80 with every 200 metres costing $1.10.

3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Taxi price rise

THE flagfall in urban taxis will rise $1 to $14 from February 4 and 80 cents to $11.80 for New Territories taxis. The Executive Council approved the rises yesterday.

6 Dec 1995 - 12:00am