GCU Students' Association partners in Glasgow's Safe Taxi scheme

26 June 2015

The scheme will be run in partnership with GCU's Students' Association and the University of Strathclyde Students' Association

The scheme will be run in partnership with GCU's Students' Association and the University of Strathclyde Students' Association

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students will now be able to get home safely in a Glasgow Taxi, just by using their matriculation card.

Glasgow is the latest city to join the Safe Taxi scheme, through which Glasgow Taxis Ltd will work with universities to make sure the late-night trip home is safe for students.

Even if they don’t have cash or a debit card with them, students will be able to guarantee payment with their matriculation card.

Students can access a Safe Taxi by calling Glasgow Taxis and quoting a code available from the University. The student will then give the driver their matriculation card, and repay the cost to the Students’ Union when they collect their card after one working day.

The Glasgow Safe Taxi Scheme will be run by Glasgow Taxis in partnership with GCU’s Students’ Association and the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association.

Michael Stephenson, GCU Student President, said: “From time to time students get caught out and end up walking home on their own. By working with the University of Strathclyde Students' Union and Glasgow Taxis, we hope the Safe Taxi scheme offers a safer alternative.

“Students from across the city make a valuable contribution to Glasgow and by working together we hope this builds on the partnership approach taken over the past few years in making Glasgow a safer place for everyone.”

Stephen Flynn, vice-chairman of Glasgow Taxis said: “The scheme has been hugely successful in a number of other cities and we are glad to be able to make it a reality in Glasgow.

“This new scheme will give both students, and our drivers, peace of mind.”