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Taxis & Private Hire Cars

It's late, the buses have stopped running and you're stuck in town with no money.

Did you know you can 'pay' for your fare by giving the Amber Cars driver your Campus Card in lieu of payment? You will be asked to sign a docket and leave your student card with the driver. You can then get your card back by repaying your original fare at the Students' Union.

Amber Cars provide this service in conjunction with the Students' Union.

Please note that Amber Cars are a private hire company, not a taxi company.

The essential differences between a taxi and a private hire car are:

  • Private hire cars cannot be hailed or flagged down - they must be booked in advance.
  • Private hire cars can set their own fares.
  • Taxis can be hailed or flagged down.
  • Taxi fares are metered.

However, some private hire fares are metered (including all Amber Cars). Amber Cars advise that you should not use an Amber Car if it does not have a meter.

Amber Cars
0113 231 1511

Further information on private hire companies and taxi companies can be found at the Leeds City Council website.

This page was last modified: 27/01/2020

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