Gladstone residents have been praising the efforts of taxi drivers over the New Year. Taxi driver Aman Preet Singh was working the New Year's Day shift.
Gladstone residents have been praising the efforts of taxi drivers over the New Year. Taxi driver Aman Preet Singh was working the New Year's Day shift. Tom Huntley

Taxi company praised for prompt New Year's Eve service

CATCHING a taxi on New Year's Eve can seem like a nightmare, but residents were pleasantly surprised when this wasn't the case in Gladstone.

Local residents have praised the efforts of local company Blue and White taxis on the busy night.

Christine Heisenr said ordering a taxi had taken no time at all, and it arrived in less than 20 minutes.

"I'm very pleased it wasn't an hour-plus wait to get home," she said.

"It was very surprising."

Jessica Bourke said all three taxis she caught were on time or early.

"Great pick-up times and friendly drivers," she said.

Blue and White Taxis chairman Allan Rowe said everything had gone according to plan.

"Passengers were very well behaved," he said. "No problems at all."

Mr Rowe said crowds were generally pretty good on New Year's Eve.

"They want to be out and enjoy themselves," he said. "Our drivers appreciate those passengers."