Birmingham's Broad Street is to get late night taxi marshals to help party- goers get home safely.
The marshalled taxi rank will operate in the city's entertainment hot spot every Friday and Saturday, from 10.30pm until 3.30am.
It is intended to ease traffic congestion and to prevent problems among potential passengers vying for late night taxis after a night out.
The taxi rank will be a cordoned off area outside the Birmingham Register Office, opposite Centenary Square, and will be managed by at least four marshals who are experienced in crowd control.
Employed by Birmingham City Council, they will have direct radio contact with the police and wear highly visible uniforms.
The scheme has been introduced following a successful pilot which
operated in the run-up to Christmas last year and is a continuation of recent safety improvements on Broad Street.
Posters will be put up in venues to promote the scheme.