Belfast Taxis Community Interest Company

“Serving the community for over fifty years.” BTCIC is the current name for what was previously the West Belfast Taxi Association. Black taxis have been running up and down the Falls since 1970, providing an alternative form of transportation to local people during the Troubles when buses were cancelled or, as in this picture, burnt out and used as barricades. They now, in addition, provide tours of the murals (such as the Bobby Sands mural in Sevastopol Street) and Belfast city. Taxi Trax has a web site but here provides a phone number for those already at the International Wall, where there has been a black taxi mural since 2003. There are other WBTA murals in Beechmount and Ardoyne. The painters have signed the mural: Doherty’s Coal Merchant and Lyons Tea.
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Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.5, 1/800, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672
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Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.7, 1/400, ISO 80, full size 4248 x 3252
text: X06160 X06159 burning bus

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