Safe Taxi Scheme


What is the Safe Taxi Scheme?

The safe taxi scheme is a tri-party agreement between The University of South Wales, the Students Union and Dragon Taxis, and is designed to support students in emergency circumstances.

The scheme runs in parallel with Cardiff University’s Students’ Union and is aimed at ensuring students without money can get home safely after a night out. The scheme is also in place for students who find themselves feeling unsafe or vulnerable.The Union will cover the cost of the fare; however within 2 weeks of your journey you must pop to your nearest SU Office to reimburse the fare.  


So how does it work?

The Safe Taxi Scheme will ensure you are picked up from anywhere in Cardiff and taken back to your student residence, Hospital or Police Station in Cardiff, Newport or Treforest. You will need to phone Dragon Taxis on 029 2033 3333, quote “University of South Wales Taxi Scheme”, and provide them with your name, student number, and location. When the taxi arrives you must give the taxi driver your student card so they can check your booking details. When you arrive at your destination, you’ll be given a receipt card detailing the fare incurred. Within the next few days, you will need to visit your regions Students’ Union Information Desk with your receipt and pay the price of your taxi fare.


What you need to know:

  • The scheme is available 7 days a week, between the hours of midnight to 6am.
  • There is a maximum allowance of £40 on the account and maximum 2 students are to travel at any given time. 
  • This scheme is for emergency use only (such as when students become separated from friends who would share the cost of a taxi). It is not intended to provide free transport home.
  • The drop off point must be a Student Residential Address, Halls of Residence, Police Station or Hospital


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