Updated: Jul 31, 2022
Taxi prices are set to increase across Ceredigion & Aberystwyth for the first time in 4 years
For the first time since 2018, taxi fares are set to increase after Ceredigion County Council accepted a proposal set by members of the taxi trade.
The rising cost of Fuel, maintenance, tyres and cars themselves have skyrocketed to new heights in recent years meaning that this desperately needed increase was a last minute lifeline for taxi drivers operating in towns such as Aberystwyth, Lampeter, Aberaeron & Cardigan.
At the time of writing this article the price of fuel is sitting at £2.00/L in Aberystwyth and is not likely to start going down anytime soon, in 2018 the average cost of fuel was sitting in the low £1.20s
I recently spoke with the Cambrian News regarding the need for an increase and how we were coping during these hard times.
The current price of a 2 mile journey in Ceredigion currently sets you back £5.46, after this tariff increase comes into motion it will cost £6.83 for the same distance, a desperate increase of 25.2%
but the overall a price increase of £0.05 per 1/10th of a mile is equal to a 31% increase overall.
The importance of this increase was essential to operators because without it, we would not be able to keep offering the taxi services that this town so desperately relies on.