Station Taxis to make it even easier to pay during the Tall Ships
Written by Scott McGerty on 2nd July 2018
Sunderland’s longest established taxi firm is gearing up for a programme of summer events in the City, with the introduction of credit and debit card payment machines in all of its vehicles.
Station Taxis has a fleet of almost 200 vehicles, and is the first taxi company in the City to roll out
this facility for customers to use in every taxi.
Customers can now pay their fare using chip & pin and contactless cards, which is expected to be a
big hit with both visitors to the city and local residents.
Trevor Hines, Managing Director of Station Taxis, said: “We are delighted to announce that this
facility is now available in all of our taxis operating across the City.
“This offers our customers a convenient and secure way to pay, meaning they can travel hassle-free
without worrying about having change for their journey.
“Until now, this facility has only been available in a small percentage of taxis, however after
increased demand for the service we decided to implement this in all of our vehicles.
“The City is set to welcome a huge influx of visitors as we prepare to host these prestigious
international events, it was therefore essential we had this set up before the summer”
The Tall Ships Races expects to welcome an international fleet of over 50 Tall Ships, and will attract
over 1.5million visitors to the City over the five day event running from 10-14 th July.
This will be followed by the 30 th Anniversary of the Sunderland International Airshow 27-29 th July.
The news has been welcomed by event organisers and political leaders across the City.