WATs operators should be aware that there is a new condition in addition to the existing conditions for these taxis.

The additional condition has been brought about to improve the service delivery to WAT passengers during Sunday's daylight hours.

The key new licence conditions are:

  • A WATS taxi is to be available for hire 10 hours each and every day of the week.
  • There must be no driver change between midday and 5pm.
  • The WATS taxi must now also be available for hire between 7am and 8pm on two Sundays of every calendar month in addition to every day including Sunday as required in the licence conditions.

There are obviously serious implications for breaching the licence conditions.