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150th Open: SoS to all taxi drivers in Fife to help huge crowds at St Andrews

The disruption to public transport meant golf fans faced a real challenge getting to and from the historic championships as tens of thousands of people rushed to the Old Course.

Late Sunday afternoon, the R&A issued a request for help to all taxi drivers to help them.

He made a specific request that all hires travel to St Andrews to help cope with the ‘unprecedented demand’ for taxi and private hire services in St Andrews.

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Crowds on the final day of the Open (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Taxi drivers across the region have been granted access to local taxi ranks at Pentharam Bridge car park and The Scores after emails were sent out to all.

Messages from the R&A said: “Due to the popularity of the 150th Open Golf Championship this year, combined with disruption to the public transport system, we have seen an unprecedented demand for taxi and private hire services in St Andrews.

“As a result, The Royal & Ancient, as event organisers, have made a specific request for taxis from other areas of Fife to come to St Andrews to meet demand, and therefore all Yellow plate Fife taxis will be permitted access to the Petheram Bridge (Yellow J) and The Scores car park ranks.