wife and I were there jun 26 on an arriving tav train at noon, went outside to the taxi stand line. maybe 50- 70 people in line. two guys in red not identical shirts were "helping" people get in the taxis. they had no badges or ID cards to identify them as officials of the station. they came down the line and tried to get several people to get out of line and go with them, I could not tell what the reason was, most did not but one or two did.
we stayed in line and when we got to the head of the line the next available taxi was 2 lanes over (about 30 ft) they grabbed our two small roll on bags and led us to the taxi, and made a big display of opening the trunk and car door and then gesturing us into the taxi "madame etc ) as if we were royalty and then of course asking of a tip ("something for us") in english with outstretched hands, and angry when they did not get one (the taxi driver sat on his butt inside the car and did not help load the two small bags.
- I sent an e mail to sncf and they replied today that "we have no employees outside the station". those are not our employees. "
Does sncf run only the trains or the train station also? I emailed back asking who "owned" the taxi stand line.
Does anyone know?
and the taxi meter read 2.8 euros when we got in, was that legit? we did not call a taxi. when we arrived at the hotel the taxi guy added 2 euros to the meter for the bags,