Dragon Taxis, the south Wales hub operation of Veezu group, has expanded northwards into Cwmbran and neighbouring areas.

Dragon is Wales’ largest taxi company, and has more than 1,000 driver partners operating in Newport, Cardiff, and Bridgend. Driver partners based in Cwmbran will be fully licensed by Torfaen borough council.

The move is an organic expansion rather than a takeover, and in August, Dragon Taxis held a number of driver engagement days at a Cwmbran hotel.

Jack Price (pictured above), Dragon Taxis general manager, Newport & Cwmbran, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Dragon Taxis experience to the residents and businesses of Cwmbran. Through our app, driver partners and infrastructure, we are able to provide a high-quality, convenient service 24 hours a day. More than 150,000 people a week enjoy the Dragon experience in South Wales and we want the people of Torfaen to enjoy it as well.”

As part of the expansion plans, Torfaen passengers who use Dragon will also enjoy a £2 discount on all fares until September 30. There will also be incentives for drivers who become Dragon driver partners.

Dragon is owned by Newport-based Veezu, one of the largest private hire operators in the UK. It has 3,500 driver partners and four UK hubs, and the company carries out 12.6 million passenger journeys per year.

Price said: “Veezu is a dynamic, forward-thinking company, which has invested significantly in technology to continually improve and develop the journey experience for our passengers.”