Taxi ranks are provided on-street for use by hackney carriages and not by private hire vehicles. They are provided where a demand has been identified, such as near railway and bus stations or in areas with numerous entertainment /leisure venues.
Ranks can operate full time or during restricted hours at times of heightened demand. They are normally located so that passengers can board or alight from the taxi onto a footway on the nearside of the vehicle.
Cumbria County Council does not licence taxi drivers, this is a duty of the district or borough councils. For further information contact your local district or borough council.