Mercury set to merge with City Taxis
But don’t worry the Party Taxi is still running
Sheffield’s two biggest taxi companies City and Mercury will be merging as of the 1st June.
The companies are coming together as a result of increasing competition, and will now form one of the largest fleets in the country.
City’s current 1000 employees will be joined by Mercury’s 400 at the new headquarters, taking the estimated total number of journeys per week to 110,000.
The aim is to increase the service in Sheffield and surrounding areas, making journeys more frequent and waiting times shorter, meaning your more likely to get to Corp before the quad vod’s go up.
Accompanying the merger is an upgraded booking and despatch system, you can now track your driver and receive a real time ETA.
Mercury grew from 1 driver from an office based in a caravan in 1988, to a fleet of over 400 vehicles carrying more than 3.6 million passengers per year. The brand will now be discontinued, and all vehicles will work under City Taxi’s.
Luckily Naheem’s Party Taxi, who operates under Mercury, will be unaffected by the merger.
City Taxis have also confirmed that their prices will stay the same and that Mercury’s existing telephone number will still work.