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Taxi permit scheme at Bristol Temple Meads is postponed

A scheme designed to cut congestion at the taxi rank at Bristol Temple Meads railway station has been postponed to allow drivers more time to sign up.

The permit system by First Great Western (FGW) means taxi drivers will have to pay £375 per year to use the railway station as a base.

The National Taxi Association (NTA) in Bristol objected but dropped its opposition after taking legal advice.

Now the dispute has been resolved, FGW has postponed the scheme until 1 March.

FGW, which owns the land at the front of the station, said the scheme would ease congestion, and that charging for permits was normal at other stations.

Part of the money raised from the permits will be used to improve the access and exit points on to the A4 from Station Approach.

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