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Taxi Rank Lewes Zebra crossing(I suggest moaners)

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On 9 Feb 2016 at 1:22pm Alexander wrote:
The approach to, and exit from, a pedestrian crossing is marked with zigzag lines. It also means that you must not park on them or overtake the leading vehicle when approaching the crossing. Parking here would block the view for pedestrians and the approaching traffic.
I suggest moaners take 5 mins out of the week to go and sit and watch the taxi rank and look at members of the public pulling up on the zig zag lines approaching the Zebra crossing and duly parking, to go in the off-licence, newsagents, cash machine. I dont think you will notice any taxi drivers doing it. It warrants a 60 fine and 3 penalty points, and is putting peoples lives at risk.
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On 9 Feb 2016 at 1:25pm driver wrote:
Get a life.
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On 9 Feb 2016 at 1:50pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
While not in any way condoning illegal and dangerous parking, it's a shame that the council reduced the number of legal parking spaces outside the station.
It used to be really handy stopping there for a few minutes to go to the bank or buy a sandwich, now you can hardly ever get a space.
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On 9 Feb 2016 at 2:18pm tom wrote:
The Lewes Taxi Drivers regularly park in the disabled car parking bay outside the station.
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On 9 Feb 2016 at 2:31pm Uber wrote:
You come across as such a pontificating bore Alexander I assume you're a taxi driver. It's not good for people to sit at the wheel all day with a captive audience.
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On 9 Feb 2016 at 3:05pm Hebert wrote:
Alexander- Taxi drivers park in the Disable Bay also in the spaces for cars other then taxis. Taxis should pick up at the back of the station, they do not pay any thing to claim all the road at the station.
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 11:00am harry wrote:
Lewes Taxi Drivers are getting a freebie.... they pay NOTHING to use the Rank at Lewes Train Station. In Brighton and most other ranks the Taxi Drivers pay to use the rank.
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 11:22am Jonjo wrote:
Don't forget the 'taxi drop off ' at the side of waitrose which has become their own parking bay when they go off shopping or to the boot sale on Sunday then moan if you park there
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 1:17pm uber moaners wrote:
Lewes district taxi drivers pay the council over 100,000 per year and are given two spaces in Lewes
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 1:33pm our rank wrote:
Some drivers would love to pay a rank fee,then the parking would get sorted at last.l cant wait
 
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 1:56pm lucky wrote:
It could be worse,we could have UBER in Lewes instead.Cheap cabs with free sexual assaults thrown in.
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 4:13pm SHS wrote:
Strange how this has become a taxi-bashing thread. Surely they provide a service and a large part of this is speed and convenience. The issue is that some motorists park on the zig-zag lines - nothing to do with taxis. The frequent use of several coaches or buses to replace trains causes major parking problems and other hazzards around the station but other than that, lets be grateful that at long last we have a zebra crossing here.
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 10:12pm Richard wrote:
HK05 DFC @ 22:10. Nobody in it, nobody near it, right on the crossing.
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On 10 Feb 2016 at 11:12pm scarecrow wrote:
Taxi drivers moan like hell if you park in their beloved rank but seem to think its ok to dump their cars in the spaces reserved for general public. Too many of them and it should be regulated as to how many should be in the vicinity with the rest in pinwell road so they can easily be dispatched when a fare is picked up. There is a minority of professional and courteous cab drivers - the rest seem to think that the station is their exclusive patch and their driving habits leave a LOT to be desired -no good moaning back about joe public cos you're there 24/7 and supposed to be professional drivers. About time LDC policed their issuing of taxi permits and actually witnessed what some (not all) get up to.
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On 11 Feb 2016 at 7:23am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Yes, there are loads of cabs about during the day, but I had to wait 20 minutes for one when I got back from London on Monday evening.
Of course, I wouldn't have needed a cab at all if the trains hadn't been completely screwed, I'd have been back in time to get a bus.
And I didn't see anyone park on the crossing the whole time I was waiting.
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On 11 Feb 2016 at 7:39am Dick wrote:
Flippin E type Jag right on the zig zagz . PEN 15 personalised number. unoccupied. Must be driven by a plonker with more than sense.
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On 11 Feb 2016 at 9:36am A person wrote:
Oh look - an LDC vehicle on the zig zag

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On 11 Feb 2016 at 1:01pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Silver Mazda 6, index starting KC07, stopped on the zig zags for 5 mins at 12.50 or thereabouts.
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On 11 Feb 2016 at 1:34pm Harold wrote:
The railway has not agreed on a traffic order so nothing down there is legal but the council is monitoring the scheme so watch your backs posting about cars doing nothing wrong
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On 11 Feb 2016 at 3:39pm Richard wrote:
Harold, can you explain please? Is the highway private and owned by Network Rail?
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On 11 Feb 2016 at 4:23pm Harold wrote:
Yes,lt is a private road,and the council are trying to take it over,but the rail company uses Meteor to police the area and in the past ticketed cars over staying in the twenty minutes zone,they allow taxis to park there and in the past have issued rank permits to taxis as well,There may not be any right of way for general road user's in theory.
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On 11 Feb 2016 at 8:21pm A Person wrote:
So why have they allowed a zebra crossing to be installed if there's no way of enforcing it? As it stands, someone using that crossing would expect it to be covered by the same rules which apply everywhere else, and that could be dangerous if a driver's view is obscured by a vehicle parked on the zig-zags. I drove past a couple of days ago, and there were two cars parked on the zig-zags. It's all a bit bonkers really.
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On 12 Feb 2016 at 6:29am Richard wrote:
Harold, exactly which part of the B 2193 is owned by Network Rail?
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On 12 Feb 2016 at 9:53am Archaeologist wrote:
The road space (and pedestrian space) on the bridge that crosses the railway is subject to an agreement that was made between the Highway Authority (in those days, Lewes Borough Council) and the Railway Company (the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway). The agreement defined precisely what bits of land were allocated to pedestrians, vehicles, railway use, taxis and general parking.
The agreement binds the successor organisations - Network Rail and the current Highway Authority (East Sussex County Council) - to respect it's conditions.
As to ownership of the road - it all belongs to Network Rail, with ESCC having a licence to use bits of it in accordance with the original agreement.
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On 12 Feb 2016 at 10:04am Richard wrote:
OK let me try again. What length of the road is owned by Network Rail. Is it from Mountfield Road to Southover Road?
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On 12 Feb 2016 at 10:24am Archaeologist wrote:
Yes.
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On 13 Feb 2016 at 6:36am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Does that mean Network Rail were responsible for the work to the bridge that overran massively and caused considerable inconvenience for months on end?
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On 13 Feb 2016 at 9:10am Archaeologist wrote:
I'd blame the delay on the state of the bridge - which, I guess, was down to the failure of Network Rail to appreciate how much it had deteriorated over the years.
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On 14 Feb 2016 at 12:40am IMEYOU wrote:
All of station road belongs to Network Rail which means simply, That it is a private road with access with pleasure but Network Rail could close it at any time they like between the Mountfield road roundabout and the junction by the Lansdown pub.
The markings on the road have no legal bearings what so ever as it is a private road and there is no additional street signage. And until ESCC, The Police and Network Rail come up with a legal solution, Just feel free to dump your car or taxi however!
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On 14 Feb 2016 at 6:54pm David wrote:
The crossing is in the wrong place, as they so often are, and they should have left off the zig zags. They need all the parking space they can get and to lose all that to zig zags is not worth the slight improvement in visibility they afford, especially on such a slow moving bit of road. They lost some spaces by turning the parking bays around. Like so many things in Lewes it is almost very good, but then just misses the mark. I still often hit the kerb turning right out of Southover road to the station because the kerb is the wrong shape.
 
 
On 20 Feb 2016 at 2:09pm David Faulks wrote:
I think the taxi drivers should boycott Lewes, then see how you get on. A lot of elderly people rely on them as a ferry service. Think a bit deeper about your comments. My father would be lost without the service. I think people are basically lazy, they want to drop off two steps from the station entrance, likewise the shops. In general people seem unable to take more then three steps. It's a lack of any planning? How did the building of the shops get permission, in an already overcrowded,overused area,
Likewise the cash machine, increases the number of people whom block the road. No wonder we are a nation of obese people.


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