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is th taxi drop off and pick up point the same and is it the slope that leads down into the staion where the platforms are ahead of you,

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1. Re: taxi

Where are you talking about?

Edited: 16 November 2011, 11:58
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lol if i knew i wouldnt be confused,i hate travelling and have to travel to liverpool st by train get a taxi to paddinton then a train to devon,doing my head in as will have two kids in tow and want to know exactly where i am going and what i am doing

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OK Paddington. As you say the driver will drop you off at the top of the ramp, you just walk down to the platform areas and look at the indicators (or ask a member of staff) to find the platform for your train.

Taxis pick up in a different place; on your way back, just look for signs pointing to 'Taxis' (If you kids are old enough, you could set them the challenge of seeing which one can find the sign first!).

Mainly though, just stay calm and don't get in a tizzy.

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Thank you so much i am a little wiser i am sure i can suss it out on the return trip,kids arent helpful lol they expect mum to struggle with the luggage and sort everything lol i knew a bit about the satation as i lived in london briefly in 2008 and regularly did the underground to paddington ,my daughter cant travel on the underground though,i hated it too,i am disabled and nobody ever gave up a seat for me.Have ypu any idea as to the cost or how i can find out that information,

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If you mean black cabs, then the taxi rank at Liverpool St station is on Liverpool Street itself. From the station concourse, take the escalators opposite platforms 1&2 up to street level and exit straight ahead. Alternatively, there are escalators at the opposite end of the station concourse that take you to Bishopsgate. But there's no taxi rank there - you'd just have to try and hail one on the street. If you're talking about a pre-booked minicab, I'm not sure where they would suggest picking up and dropping off - probably Liverpool St or Eldon St as Bishopsgate is very busy and difficult to stop on.

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Thank you for your help

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You can see plans of the stations at:

nationalrail.co.uk/stations/sjp/LST/stationO…

Taxis appear to operate from the side concourse between plats 10 and 11. I'm not sure if that's drop off and pick up.

nationalrail.co.uk/stations/sjp/PAD/stationO…

It appears that arriving by taxi you will use Entrance C Drop off point, and to hail a taxi when leaving use Entrance B Taxi point.

Also, if you are disabled, you can ask the railway Assisted Travel service to arrange someone to meet you off the train at Liverpool St and escort you to a taxi, and at Paddington to meet the taxi and escort you to the train (with a luggage trolley if needed).

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i have been told by a friend that taxi will only cost ten pounds what planet are they on,have you any ides of the cost as i havent got a taxi in london for 15 years

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Thank you for your help

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At Liverpool Street station, the taxi rank is alongside platform 10 during station opening hours

nationalrail.co.uk/stations/lst/details.html

Post no 5 mentions the taxi rank outside in Liverpool Street itself, however I think the taxi rank at platform 10 will be easier for you as there are no stairs or escalators involved.

A member of staff will open the wide gate for you if you have children and/or luggage.

Edited: 16 November 2011, 14:17