London Black cabs suspended after fire
The eight London black cab has burst into flames in three months, prompting more concerns over the safety of the vehicles. Five hundred of the cabs have been taken off the roads this morning in response to the fire.
Five hundred London black cabs are taken off the roads after an eighth taxi burst into flames in the past three months.
Transport for London (TfL) announced its decision within hours of the latest vehicle's engine catching fire in central London on Wednesday night.
Drivers of TX4-type cabs with a 56 registration will be contacted on Thursday morning.
TfL said the safety of taxi drivers and passengers was its main concern.