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 Post subject: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:19 pm 
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Hi, ive noticed a hackney carriage from Brighton on motorway the other day, does anybody know where they get lwb vitos converted for wheelchairs


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:50 am 
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taxitone wrote:
Hi, ive noticed a hackney carriage from Brighton on motorway the other day, does anybody know where they get lwb vitos converted for wheelchairs

Can you not buy them already converted?

Some of the lads use this firm to convert from normal to WAV, but I’m not sure if they only do VWs.

https://www.vw-t.co.uk/about/

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
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Or it might have been this firm.

https://fastline-autoglazing.co.uk/

Although the link is for glass, the firm also do conversions.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:35 pm 
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ok thanks Sussex


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:35 am 
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extra £5000 for 1 WAV job a month makes sense...

and it takes 30 minutes to load, 30 to unload and a hernia for free pushing the chair up the ramps

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:04 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
extra £5000 for 1 WAV job a month makes sense...

and it takes 30 minutes to load, 30 to unload and a hernia for free pushing the chair up the ramps

Some areas insist on WAVs for hackneys.

But I think the reasoning behind the request is that it is considerably cheaper to buy a standard vehicle, be it short or long wheelbase, and get someone to convert it to a WAV, rather than buy a ready-made WAV from one of the current suppliers.

Two fellas I know have saved £1000s doing it that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:02 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Some areas insist on WAVs for hackneys.

Obviously I know Plymouth and London, I think Coventry, Liverpool and at least some parts of Manchester.
Is there an actual list anywhere of 100% WAV Hackney LA's?

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:23 pm 
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Chris the Fish wrote:
Sussex wrote:
Some areas insist on WAVs for hackneys.

Obviously I know Plymouth and London, I think Coventry, Liverpool and at least some parts of Manchester.
Is there an actual list anywhere of 100% WAV Hackney LA's?

The DfT have a 100% WAV section on their taxi/PH stats pages.

Think the stats you are on about can be found on the taxi0102, taxi0103, and taxi0104 spreadsheets.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... s-2021.zip

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:35 pm 
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Thanks Sussex, you are a good egg.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton Vito Taxis
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:14 pm 
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My mate has a WAV, he puts the ramps down and refuses to push 150kg of deadweight up them whilst a carer stands and watches

no SSP in this game

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