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New Nightlink taxis servicing city centre

By paddytrick 28 February 2008 2

I’m looking forward to sharing a cab with a lovely bunch Mooseheads patrons at 4am…   Surely the answer is more than one taxi-rank on that side of the city so the skanks, hoes and hussys can be seperated from the rest of us?


The ACT Government has launched a 12 month trial of its new Nightlink taxi service in Canberra’s city centre.

From tomorrow, the service will be available from a specially designed rank at the bus interchange in Civic on Friday and Saturday nights between midnight and 6:00am AEDT.

ACT Territory and Municipal Services Minister John Hargreaves says fares will be based on a zone system according to different areas around Canberra.

“A group fare, for example going to parts of Belconnen will be say $35, if everybody goes to the same address.

“If there are a series of addresses then people will pay an individual fare for that, but it will still be less than jumping into a single cab by yourself.”

Mr Hargreaves says if the trial is successful, Nightlink may be expanded to popular nightspots in Dickson, Manuka and Kingston and Woden.

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bighead 11:49 pm 28 Feb 08

“A group fare, for example going to parts of Belconnen will be say $35, if everybody goes to the same address.

It better not be. It only costs $20 to get from civic to checkers (assuming you tell the taxi driver the quickest route).

I know it’s roughly $35 from Civic to Kippax

Mr Waffle 9:46 am 29 Feb 08

I’ve never had luck with sharing cabs. A couple of times I’ve done it, I’ve been the last to get dropped off, and they try and charge me the full amount- including all the extra distance that it took to drop off the other people! Get stuffed, it would’ve been half the price if I’d gone straight home!

Not to mention one other time when I was getting dropped off first, the drunk guy in the back seat (I’d been in the front) also got out at my house and started to walk to it, wtf?? I had to stop him and tell him to get back into the cab…

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