Black Taxi Fleet Size

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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What was the size of London’s black cab taxi fleet on 1st May 2000, 1st May 2004, 1st May 2008, 1st May 2012, 1st May 2016, 1st May 2017, 1st May 2018, and 1st May 2019?

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Transport for London holds this information according to each of its financial years which end on 31 March each year.

Transport for London financial year

Number of licensed taxis

1999/2000

20,260

2003/2004

20,701

2007/2008

21,792

2011/2012

23,099

2015/2016

22,500

2016/2017

21,300

2017/2018

21,026

2018/2019

20,136

2019/2020

19,135 (As of 1 September 2019)