Learning The Runs For The Taxi Knowledge

When you first see the full list of blue book runs it can seem a very daunting task to complete the full 320 runs in the book. What makes it even more daunting is the fact that you will have to learn more than those 320 runs before you can get your green badge and become a London Taxi Driver. The 320 runs are just the start and they are there to get you going but you need to learn every route within the 6 mile radius. Don’t forget you will also have to remember and find a lot of points, what are points?. Points are points of interest that you are expected to learn, so for example Nelsons Column, that is a point but so is the PC Blakelock Memorial as is the Savoy Hotel. these are simply places or sites that a customer may want to be taken to.

People often ask how long it takes to become a London taxi driver and also how easy is it to fail the knowledge. Well the time scale depends on you but you are looking at between 3 and 5 years to get your green badge. As for can you fail, well the only way you will not pass the knowledge is if you give up. If you stick with it and get the work done you will pass eventually, it just takes some longer than other.

Acronyms For the Taxi Knowledge

What is meant by acronyms? This is when we take the first letters of words to make another word like ASAP which we all know means As Soon As Possible. When doing the knowledge you will be using runs and these runs have a lot of acronyms/initialisms, so for example SDOL. A lot of people ask what does SDOL actually mean, the list below is of the acronyms/initialisms used when doing the knowledge.

SDOL = Set Down On Left

SDOR = Set Down On Right

B/L = Bare Left

B/R = Bare Right

LOL = Leave On Left

LOR = Leave On Right

L/B = Leave By

L & L = Left and Left

L&R = Left and Right

Com = Comply

L = Left

R = Right

F = Forward

L and R are probably the most obvious but many people when starting out don’t realise and when they are told you can actually hear the penny drop.

When you get a set of the 320 blue book runs you will have them set out for you, like the example below:

RUN 1 MANOR HOUSE STATION N4 TO GIBSON SQUARE N1

LOL______ GREEN LANES
R________ BROWNSWOOD ROAD
L________ BLACKSTOCK ROAD
F________ HIGHBURY PARK
F________ HIGHBURY GROVE
R________ ST PAUL’S ROAD
COM_____ HIGHBURY CORNER
L/BY_____ UPPER STREET
R________ BARNSBURY STREET
L________ MILNER SQUARE
F________ MILNER PLACE GIBSON SQUARE FACING

You can see many of the abbreviations used on the knowledge run above and as you look at it you can see that know you know what they mean it makes more sense.

 

Cheap Blue Book Runs

You can purchase a set of the blue book runs below, simply add them to your bag and then go to check out. You can pay with PayPal or simply use a credit or debit card. If you would prefer, choose “Phone Order” and someone will ring you to take your details. Make sure you add a phone number when filling in your details so we can contact you to take payment.

You don’t need a PayPal account to buy with PayPal simply add the products below then once at the PayPal payment page just choose the “Pay with a credit or debit card”. All payments are taken over PayPal’s secure networks and are 100% safe and secure. the file will be delivered on a CD and contain everything you will need to get you through the knowledge.

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You can also get a blue book runs pdf download if you visit www.taxiknowledge.co.uk

Blue Book Runs on Paper

A lot of people want the taxi blue book runs on paper instead of on their computer. Obviously you would want them on paper to be able to go out and actually do the runs. So what is best? on paper on digital runs,

Well if you get the blue book runs in digital format you are going to have to print them off, so how much would that cost? If we say £25 for ink and another £10 for paper then to print the complete set of blue book runs would cost you around £35 to print off, this does not include the price of the actual runs which would set you back around £15 giving you a total cost of £50.

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A lot of people don’t actually have printers so the next way to print out the runs would be to go to a library, they will usually charge you 10p per copy so again the printing is going to cost you over £30.

Maybe the best solution is to get the runs in both paper (book) format and also in a digital format. Taxiknowledgeshop.co.uk are offering just that. You can purchase a physical paper copy of the blue book runs and while waiting for your coil bound A4 book to arrive they will e-mail you a copy of the runs so you can either revise or even print them out and do some runs, all for under £30. This is probably the most economical way to get a complete set of blue book runs for the taxi knowledge of London to become a London taxi cab driver.

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Blue Book Audio Runs 1 to 320

Learn the knowledge in your sleep, yes subliminal learning does work for such things as learning a new language which means having the runs called over while you sleep should work just as well. How good would it be to listen to the runs while the slept and actually retaining the information. Also when you have the audio blue book runs you can listen to them whenever you want and the person calling them will never get tire or bored. There are some taxi knowledge audio runs out there but they are really not that good. All they have done is type the runs into some computer software and got one of those rubbish robot like voices to repeat what is written, they are not good.

How about if you could get the full set of 320 blue book runs on CD so you can listen to a real human calling them over? well you can and it won’t set you back as much as you might think. The cheapest audio runs out there at the moment would cost you over £50 for the full set, well you don’t need to pay anywhere near that, you can get the full set for under £30 from the taxiknowledgeshop

If you have not yet got anything for the taxi knowledge then you could have a look at their Complete pack which includes the 4 audio CD’s as well. That is even better value for money and could save you over £40 Click Here to see that great offer.