Recently, there have been complaints about the location of the taxi stand at Pier 3, which has been moved further away from the Pier and has caused inconvenience to DB residents.

In response, I raised the issue in the Islands District Council Traffic & Transport Committee on 23 May 2005. Officers of the Transport Department and the Highways Department and I had an on-site visit on 9 June 2005. They agreed to move the taxi stand forward towards Pier 3. The new arrangement will be put in place on 24 June 2005 and more taxis would then be available at the stop so as to cater for the high demand for taxi service from the ferry passengers.

The underground construction works near Pier 3 will be finished by mid-September. The taxi stand will then be relocated to the original place and a canopy will be provided at the stand.