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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Taxis and taxi ranks

Service outline:

Hackney carriages (or "taxis") are public transport vehicles which are licensed to "ply for hire". They can:

  • carry passengers for hire or reward;
  • be hailed by prospective passengers in the street; and
  • park on a rank to await the approach of passengers.

A hackney carriage must be driven by a driver who holds a hackney carriage driver's licence.

Hackney carriage vehicles can be found at the ranks around Clitheroe and they can be hailed in the street.

These vehicles have a roof light with the word TAXI on them. They have a blue plate affixed to the rear and a smaller version affixed to the windscreen which carry details of the expiry date, licence number, vehicle registration and the company.

Further information on Taxis (and private hire vehicles) is available here.

Taxi ranks in the Ribble Valley

There are permanent taxi ranks on King Lane and Station Road in Clitheroe.

Additional temporary taxi ranks (which operate as such after 6pm only) are on Castle Street and Market Place in Clitheroe.


You can contact the council regarding any of the information on these webpages during normal working hours. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Key contacts

Contact: Electoral & Taxi Licensing Officer Electoral & Taxi Licensing Officer

Department: Legal Services

Telephone: 01200 425111

Fax: 01200 414488

Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

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