Taxi & private hire

Approvals process 

Any aftermarket modifications or installation of additional features to a licensed private hire vehicle must gain prior approval from Transport for London. This includes the installation of partition screens. 

We've had extensive discussions with Millbrook and HORIBA MIRA, two industry leading automotive testing facilities, and we are pleased to confirm that both are offering bespoke assessment for the installation of partition screens in licensed PHVs. The assessment considers the appropriateness of the screen and installation process for specific models of vehicles in accordance with automotive standards. 

The inspection and assessment criteria for temporary partition screens can be found here: 

DfT Statutory Standards - Changes to licensing requirements from 1 July 2024

Taxi and private hire drivers

Taxi and private hire vehicle owners

Legislation and guidance - private hire drivers

Legislation and guidance - private hire operators

London Cab Orders - taxis

Temporary partition screens in private hire vehicles

We have received a large number of applications from private hire operators, individual private hire drivers and some suppliers of partitions. Our role is to ensure the installation of any such screens, and the materials used, comply with government and industry regulations and TfL's requirements as the licensing authority.

Approved partition screens

Please see our list of approved partition screens for licensed private hire vehicles.

The list includes vehicle makes and models that have an approved partition screen and provides contact details for drivers, vehicle owners or PHV operators who would like to arrange the installation of a partition screen.

Third party data protection requests

All requests for third party information need to be submitted on the attached PDF TPH/211 form, which can be completed electronically in Adobe Reader.

Under data protection legislation, TfL is only allowed to share personal information if there is a proper reason or 'legal basis' to do so. For a full understanding of the circumstances in which we might disclose to a third party please visit our taxi and private hire pages on privacy and personal information.