Third taxi firm raising fares for Mercedes cabs
Commuters unhappy; say they will take non-premium taxis instead
Travelling in style is set to hit taxi commuters in the pocket after a round of sharp limo fare increases.
A third taxi operator will raise its price structure for Mercedes-Benz cabs next week, in line with two others that have done so since May.
With rides now costing around 30 per cent more than two months ago, some passengers are threatening to shun the limo services for cheaper options.
From next Wednesday, Premier Taxi - recognised by its silver cabs - will raise the flagdown rate of its Mercs from $3.90 to $4.50, while its distance and time rate will rise from 22 to 30 cents for every 400m and 45 seconds of waiting time.
MORE AFFORDABLE CHOICE
I will take the normal cab, not the business class Mercedes cab.
- Retiree Peter Chong
Recently, I took a Chrysler cab... it felt no more comfortable than the normal cabs.
- Freelance writer Richard Seah