Taxi drivers have vowed to go on strike again if their demands aren't met by council bosses.
Friday night saw chaos in the Newcastle town centre as private hire and black cab drivers refused to pick up passengers.
As well as drivers from the Newcastle Borough, those from Stoke-on-Trent shunned the town in solidarity with their colleagues from 11.30pm on Friday to 3.30am on Saturday (March 16).
Tariq Mahmood, Newcastle Hackney Carriage Association Chairman, said: "This was a direct result of the reluctance of Newcastle Borough Council to engage with the taxi trade and extend the period of consultation to discuss drastic changes to their Draft Taxi Policy.
"The action was very successful and there was little or no taxi service within Newcastle on the night. This resulted in problems for the public who were left to find alternative ways home, and the police who had many issues trying to disperse the night-time revellers from the town centre.
"On Saturday morning, I was contacted by the police and they requested a meeting with the taxi trade to discuss this problem and how this could be addressed."
Staffordshire Police chiefs Pete Goodwin and Sergeant Nathan Hough have now asked the drivers to delay further strike action on Saturday night to avoid a repeat of last weekend's chaos.
In return, they have assured the drivers they would write a letter 'as a matter of urgency' to council bosses - promising an answer by 12pm Monday.
The drivers have made three demands of the council:
Trevor Colclough, of Sid's Private Hire in Chesterton, said: "If not met, the action will continue next weekend on Friday and Saturday night until we get a decision.
"I'd like to add that anybody who was distressed or women were walked to the pick-up point outside of the zone to safety."
The drivers claim the changes will lead to sharp increases in fares as well as reduced levels of service and safety for passengers.
The new proposals include asking drivers to switch to electric cars, a move they say is too expensive and will see their hard-earned cash lost to charging times.
Newcastle Borough Council has been contacted for comment.