A local taxi company has come to the aid of 100’s of stranded passengers to get them to their destinations, many as far as Edinburgh, from bookings from transport operators LNER and others operating in the region.
Thursday saw over 900 passengers were transported to work and other commitments, thanks to Newcastle’s Budget Taxis, who rallied all of their staff and drivers to assist during the planned rail strikes.
Customer Care Manager David Singh told us:
“We have many loyal passengers that take cabs to the train stations and airports for their onward travel, however we have pulled out all of the stops to ensure that they get to where they needed to be in the light of the train strikes.”
Friday, bookings were in excess of 1000 extra passengers as commuters try and get to where they need to be.
Known for always helping in a crisis, staff at Budget were asked to put in extra hours to look after their loyal clientele, so they wouldn’t lose out and do everything in their power to get them to their destination.
“We’re extremely grateful to our staff at Budget, they are always the first to volunteer to help in a crisis and this is no exception.”
Budget Taxis operate all over the North East.