We very much welcome the new scheme which we hope will increase the taxi supply and deliver a service to complement our world class venue
Following discussions between Transport for London (TfL) and AEG Europe, the owners and operators of The O2, TfL has agreed to provide a marshalled taxi rank service at North Greenwich station between 9.30pm and 12.30am on Thursday to Sunday nights when there is an event at the arena.
Taxi marshals have been used at North Greenwich taxi rank in the past and proven successful and popular with drivers and passengers alike.
The marshals will manage passenger queues and will ensure people get a taxi quickly and safely.
Upcoming events at The O2 that will see the marshalled taxi rank being operated include:
21, 22, 23 May - Carmen
25-26 May - Alicia Keys
29 May, 1-2 June - Rod Stewart
30-31 May - Lady Gaga
7-26 June - Bon Jovi
12-18 June - Leona Lewis
Full details of when events are being held at The O2 can be found online.
Helen Chapman, of TfL's Taxi and Private Hire, said: 'We hope this scheme will make journeys home from The O2 easier.
'The marshals are experienced cab drivers and their purpose is to ensure people get home safely at the end of the night and also make it easier for the cab drivers using the rank.'
Geoff Symonds, AEG Europe's Head of Transport Strategy, said: 'At The O2 we take the customer experience and safety extremely seriously.
'We very much welcome the new scheme which we hope will increase the taxi supply and deliver a service to complement our world class venue.'
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