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Hundreds of London black cabs are being stored in fields around the capital as work dries up for many of London's black cab drivers.
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Before the pandemic struck - London had over 23,000 licensed black cabs, but it is estimated that one in five cabs has been taken off the road since the pandemic began and according to TfL figures, the number of taxi's still operating has now dropped to just 15,000.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association (LTDA) General Secretary, Steve McNamara, described the situation in a recent report in Sky News as a "complete and utter nightmare" for cabbies. Many drivers have also "fallen through the gaps" in the Treasury's furlough scheme and are now on "starvation wages".

One driver says he is lucky if he gets three customers a day and another described London as a 'Ghost Town'

Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-hundreds-of-black-cabs-stored-in-fields-as-fares-in-london-dry-up-12136016

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