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Advertorial: Metro Cars expands into Bishop's Stortford by taking on railway station taxi rank contract with Greater Anglia

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A company with over 25 years' experience in the taxi business is offering customers an award-winning alternative in Bishop's Stortford.

Metro Cars has taken over the contract to operate and manage the taxi rank at the town's railway station from Omega Taxis. The contract is with train operator Greater Anglia and safeguarded by the Department for Transport.

It has also acquired the freephone services in the town's Tesco, Sainsbury's and Aldi supermarkets as well as at Herts and Essex Hospital.

Metro, which has its headquarters at Harlow station and also has an office at Sawbridgeworth station, offers coverage across Herts, Essex and parts of London. This expansion means it will operate close to 200 vehicles once coronavirus restrictions are lifted fully.

And director Kyle Harris is looking forward to giving Stortford customers a new option when it comes to getting around.

"Bishop's Stortford has only really had one company to rely on for anything outside of train station commutes for years, namely Associated Taxis," he said. "We really want customers to notice a difference with our pricing and customer service.

Metro Cars director Kyle Harris with, from left, drivers Rafal, Adam and Karl. Picture: Vikki Lince
Metro Cars director Kyle Harris with, from left, drivers Rafal, Adam and Karl. Picture: Vikki Lince

"Bishop's Stortford now has a reliable second choice for competitive quotes on time services and airport transfers.

"We can reach customers faster than another company thanks to this expansion in all areas surrounding the three towns, with better pricing for local customers commuting between towns and around."

Metro prides itself on its customer service. It won a Public and Passenger Transport Award in 2019 for its service and account customer satisfaction.

It is technology focused and, along with friendly drivers, uses an award-winning app, offers website booking, has trained operators and uses global-leading booking and dispatch system Autocab to track its drivers and passengers for safety.

Metro also has green credentials, with the most hybrid vehicles in the area and intelligent GPS job allocations reducing dead mileage by a further 20% and paperless invoices being emailed to customers.

"Metro has the technology and financial backing to compete with Stortford's existing taxi service," said Kyle.

"We will also be offering discount codes for customers to download and use when booking via our app next year, offering up to 50% off fares."

To get the town talking about the new taxi service, Metro is giving new customers the chance to win £1,000 in a monthly prize draw between now and December. A random winner will be drawn via its booking and dispatch system every month.

May's winner was Bishop's Stortford resident Keeley Atchison, whose cash-winning journey was a quick trip to Snowley Parade to collect her prescription.

Go to www.metro-cars.info to find out more about the company and call 01279 444333 or 01279 655444 to make a booking.

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