Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 230

Road Traffic And Vehicles

The Taxis (Antrim) Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 2008


28th May 2008

Coming into operation

15th September 2008

The Department of the Environment makes the following Bye-Laws in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 65(1) and (2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Bye-Laws may be cited as the Taxis (Antrim) Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 15th September 2008.

(2) In these Bye-Laws “taxi” means a public service vehicle used in standing or plying for hire and used to carry passengers for hire and being a vehicle seating not more than eight passengers in addition to the driver.

Location and number of taxis

2.  In the local government district of Antrim, in the town of Antrim, no stand or starting place for taxis shall be used except that specified in column 2 of the Schedule in relation to the location specified in column 1, their number shall not exceed that specified in column 3 and the hours available for use shall be as stated in column 4.

Use of stands or starting places

3.  No vehicle other than a taxi shall use the stands or starting places specified in column 2 of the Schedule at any time.


4.  The Taxis (Antrim) Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 1994(2) are revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 28th May 2008.

Legal seal

Stanley Duncan

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment


LocationPosition of Stands or Starting PlacesMaximum Number of TaxisHours available for use
High StreetNorth-east side from Market Square for a distance of approximately 45 metres.8At any time.


(This note is not part of the Bye-Laws)

These Bye-Laws prescribe the precise location which may be used as stands or starting places for taxis in the town of Antrim, prescribe the number of taxis which may use these stands or starting places and the hours available for use. The Bye-Laws also prohibit vehicles other than taxis from using the stands or starting places.

The Taxis (Antrim) Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 1994 are revoked as a consequence of these Bye-Laws.


S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “Department”