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[[Image:ExpressCarService-GTA4-exterior.jpg|thumb|325px|right|[[Roman Bellic|Roman Bellic's]] Express Car Service in GTA IV.]]
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[[Image:ExpressCarService-GTA4-exterior.jpg|thumb|325px|[[Roman Bellic|Roman Bellic's]] Express Car Service in GTA IV.]]
[[Image:Express Car Service Fire.jpg|thumb|325px|right|Roman Bellic's Express Car Service [[Roman's Sorrow|on fire]] in GTA IV.]]
 
   
The '''Express Car Service''', also known as '''Roman's Taxi Depot''' and '''Bellic Enterprises''', is a taxi depot located in [[Broker]] (on the intersection between [[Cisco St]]reet and [[Iroquois St]]reet) owned by [[Roman Bellic]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
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The '''Express Car Service''', also known as '''Roman's Taxi Depot''' and '''Bellic Enterprises''', is a taxi depot located in [[Broker]] (in the intersection between [[Cisco St]]reet and [[Iroquois Ave]]nue) owned by [[Roman Bellic]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
The building may first be seen in the mission [[The Cousins Bellic]], when the player may drive pass the depot as they leave [[East Hook]] and enter [[Hove Beach]]. The depot is gritty in appearance, with an office (seen in several cutscenes) and a garage located in the building. Taxi drivers can be seen repairing [[Roman's Taxi|Roman's Taxi fleet]] in the garage. Regular black Esperantos can also be seen coming and leaving the buliding.
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The building may first be seen in the mission [[The Cousins Bellic]], when the player may drive pass the depot as they leave [[East Hook]] and enter [[Hove Beach]]. The depot is gritty in appearance, with an office (seen in several cutscenes) and a garage located in the building. Taxi drivers can be seen repairing [[Roman's Taxi|Roman's Taxi fleet]] in the garage. Regular black Esperantos can also be seen coming and leaving the building, there is also a [[Security Guard]] protecting the building.
   
The building is burned down by the [[Russian Mafia]] under orders of [[Dimitri Rascalov]] in the mission [[Roman's Sorrow]]. Roman opens a new taxi depot in [[Algonquin]], although the location is not revealed, and will eventually use [[Cavalcade]]s in place of Roman's Taxi as taxi vehicles. After the player obtains a high enough [[Friendships in GTA IV|friendship]] level with Roman, [[Niko Bellic]] can call Roman for a taxi. Niko's taxi missions are unavalible after the building is burned down.
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The building is burned down by the [[Russian Mafia]] under orders of [[Dimitri Rascalov]] in the mission [[Roman's Sorrow]]. Roman opens a new taxi depot in [[Algonquin]], although the location is not revealed, and will eventually use [[Cavalcade]]s in place of Roman's Taxi as taxi vehicles. After the player obtains a high enough [[Friendships in GTA IV|friendship]] level with Roman, [[Niko Bellic]] can call Roman for a taxi. Niko's taxi missions are unavailable after the building is burned down.
   
Evidently, it was burned down by a pair of people (presumably Russian gangsters) throwing [[Molotov Cocktail]]s into the depot, as reported by [[Weazel News]] from witness reports.
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Evidently, it was burned down by a pair of people (presumably Russian gangsters) throwing [[Molotov Cocktail]]s into the depot, as reported by [[Weazel News]] from witness reports.  Roman's insurers pay out on the damage, thinking that the fire was caused by an electrical fault and not an arson attack.
   
By [[2009]], in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Depot is repaired, but it's unknown if Roman owns it. If it is still owned by Roman, this could be evidence that the [[Revenge]] ending of the game is canon.
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By [[2009]], in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Depot is repaired, but it's unknown if Roman owns it. If it is still owned by Roman, this could be evidence that the [[Revenge]] ending of the game is canon, but it's also possible Niko, and/or [[Mallorie Bardas|Mallorie]] inherited it from Roman, and continued to own it after the [[Deal]] ending.
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==GTA V==
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On [[Tavell Clinton]]'s Lifeinvader page, he posted that Roman's Taxi Service was the "worst cab company ever." By that it indicates that the company is still running in 2013. In the enhanced version, Niko's Lifeinvader page reveals that he is still working as a cab driver for the company.
   
 
==Known employees==
 
==Known employees==
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*[[Mallorie Bardas]]
 
*[[Mallorie Bardas]]
 
*[[Mohammed]]
 
*[[Mohammed]]
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==Vehicles==
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*[[Roman's Taxi]]
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*Black [[Esperanto]]
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*Gray [[Cavalcade]]
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Roman's office appears to have a texturing glitch, as the door behind the desk says office on the inside rather than on the outside like it should.
 
*Roman's office appears to have a texturing glitch, as the door behind the desk says office on the inside rather than on the outside like it should.
*Roman's Cab is a customized Esperanto with a discoloured front left fender and red seats, and is labeled '[[Roman's Taxi]]'. However, there is a normal Esperanto with black seats and no discoloured fender in the office.
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* The company's phone number is 555-2222.
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*Roman's Cab is a customized Esperanto with a discoloured front left fender and red seats, and is labeled "[[Roman's Taxi]]." However, there is a normal Esperanto with black seats and no discoloured fender in the office.
 
*Before the depot burned down, sometimes Esperanto may spawn with the driver and passenger inside.
 
*Before the depot burned down, sometimes Esperanto may spawn with the driver and passenger inside.
*The interior can be entered until [[Roman's Sorrow]] and in [[TLAD]] it can be entered until [[Action/Reaction]], however, since [[TBOGT]] doesn't start until [[Three Leaf Clover]], (which is almost half of the [[GTA IV Era]] Storyline, Roman's Cab Depot is already burned and destroyed since it was destroyed at the beginning of the [[GTA_IV|game]]. However, the [[Luis Lopez|Player]] can actually enter the depot when spawning a Motorbike halfway through the entrance, but once you get inside, there is nothing to do there as there is nothing in there other than an exploding Barrel and Roman's Office is inaccessible to the player even in Multiplayer. To get out, you can just go through the burned wooden blocks at the other end of the depot, this does not work when trying to get inside.   
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*Roman's Taxi doesn't spawn outside of missions, or [[Taxi Driver]] missions, inside the building, regular black Esperantos instead spawn, and even these will not always spawn there, when in missions, they will both spawn there.
*In GTA: Chinatown Wars, Although the Cab depot is rebuilt and in business again, it is less likely that Roman is in charge of it as by [[Roman's Sorrow]], he, Mallorie and Niko have already left [[Broker]] and [[Dukes]]. As with the many other buildings in Liberty City, the depot is inaccessible.   
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* After the mission [[Heavy Toll]] in ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'', [[Elizabeta Torres]] texts [[Johnny Klebitz|Johnny]] the number of Express Car Service, which she was given by [[Roman Bellic|Roman's]] girlfriend, [[Mallorie Bardas]]. However, it cannot be used until the mission [[Roman's Holiday]], as an easier way to get the mission done.
[[Category:Broker]]
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*The interior can be entered until [[Roman's Sorrow]] and in [[TLAD]] it can be entered until [[It's War]], however, since [[TBOGT|TBoGT]] doesn't start until [[Three Leaf Clover]], which is almost half way into the [[GTA IV]] storyline, Roman's Cab Depot is already burned and destroyed since it was destroyed early in the story. However, the [[Luis Lopez|Player]] can actually enter the depot when spawning a motorbike halfway through the entrance, but once you get inside, there is nothing to do there as there is nothing in there other than an exploding barrel and Roman's office is inaccessible to the player even in Multiplayer. To get out, you can just go through the burned wooden blocks at the other end of the depot, this does not work when trying to get inside.   
[[Category:Taxi Firms]]
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*In GTA: Chinatown Wars, Although the cab depot is rebuilt and in business again, it is less likely that Roman is in charge of it as by [[Roman's Sorrow]], he, Mallorie and Niko have already left [[Broker]] and [[Dukes]]. As with the many other buildings in Liberty City, the depot is inaccessible.
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*There are sometimes when calling Roman for a taxi won't work like after Roman's Sorrow or between the missions [[Russian Revolution]] and [[Roman's Sorrow]] or [[Uncle Vlad]] and [[Do You Have Protection?]]. This is because Roman is unavailable, either in hiding or recovering from his gun shot wound.
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==Gallery==
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Express Car Service Fire.jpg|Roman Bellic's Express Car Service [[Roman's Sorrow|on fire]] in GTA IV.
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[[pl:Express Car Service]]
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[[Category:Businesses]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
[[Category:All Businesses]]
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[[Category:Taxi Firms]]

Latest revision as of 23:37, December 12, 2014

ExpressCarService-GTA4-exterior

Roman Bellic's Express Car Service in GTA IV.

The Express Car Service, also known as Roman's Taxi Depot and Bellic Enterprises, is a taxi depot located in Broker (in the intersection between Cisco Street and Iroquois Avenue) owned by Roman Bellic in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Description Edit

The building may first be seen in the mission The Cousins Bellic, when the player may drive pass the depot as they leave East Hook and enter Hove Beach. The depot is gritty in appearance, with an office (seen in several cutscenes) and a garage located in the building. Taxi drivers can be seen repairing Roman's Taxi fleet in the garage. Regular black Esperantos can also be seen coming and leaving the building, there is also a Security Guard protecting the building.

The building is burned down by the Russian Mafia under orders of Dimitri Rascalov in the mission Roman's Sorrow. Roman opens a new taxi depot in Algonquin, although the location is not revealed, and will eventually use Cavalcades in place of Roman's Taxi as taxi vehicles. After the player obtains a high enough friendship level with Roman, Niko Bellic can call Roman for a taxi. Niko's taxi missions are unavailable after the building is burned down.

Evidently, it was burned down by a pair of people (presumably Russian gangsters) throwing Molotov Cocktails into the depot, as reported by Weazel News from witness reports.  Roman's insurers pay out on the damage, thinking that the fire was caused by an electrical fault and not an arson attack.

By 2009, in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Depot is repaired, but it's unknown if Roman owns it. If it is still owned by Roman, this could be evidence that the Revenge ending of the game is canon, but it's also possible Niko, and/or Mallorie inherited it from Roman, and continued to own it after the Deal ending.

GTA VEdit

On Tavell Clinton's Lifeinvader page, he posted that Roman's Taxi Service was the "worst cab company ever." By that it indicates that the company is still running in 2013. In the enhanced version, Niko's Lifeinvader page reveals that he is still working as a cab driver for the company.

Known employeesEdit

VehiclesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Roman's office appears to have a texturing glitch, as the door behind the desk says office on the inside rather than on the outside like it should.
  • The company's phone number is 555-2222.
  • Roman's Cab is a customized Esperanto with a discoloured front left fender and red seats, and is labeled "Roman's Taxi." However, there is a normal Esperanto with black seats and no discoloured fender in the office.
  • Before the depot burned down, sometimes Esperanto may spawn with the driver and passenger inside.
  • Roman's Taxi doesn't spawn outside of missions, or Taxi Driver missions, inside the building, regular black Esperantos instead spawn, and even these will not always spawn there, when in missions, they will both spawn there.
  • After the mission Heavy Toll in The Lost and Damned, Elizabeta Torres texts Johnny the number of Express Car Service, which she was given by Roman's girlfriend, Mallorie Bardas. However, it cannot be used until the mission Roman's Holiday, as an easier way to get the mission done.
  • The interior can be entered until Roman's Sorrow and in TLAD it can be entered until It's War, however, since TBoGT doesn't start until Three Leaf Clover, which is almost half way into the GTA IV storyline, Roman's Cab Depot is already burned and destroyed since it was destroyed early in the story. However, the Player can actually enter the depot when spawning a motorbike halfway through the entrance, but once you get inside, there is nothing to do there as there is nothing in there other than an exploding barrel and Roman's office is inaccessible to the player even in Multiplayer. To get out, you can just go through the burned wooden blocks at the other end of the depot, this does not work when trying to get inside.   
  • In GTA: Chinatown Wars, Although the cab depot is rebuilt and in business again, it is less likely that Roman is in charge of it as by Roman's Sorrow, he, Mallorie and Niko have already left Broker and Dukes. As with the many other buildings in Liberty City, the depot is inaccessible.
  • There are sometimes when calling Roman for a taxi won't work like after Roman's Sorrow or between the missions Russian Revolution and Roman's Sorrow or Uncle Vlad and Do You Have Protection?. This is because Roman is unavailable, either in hiding or recovering from his gun shot wound.

GalleryEdit

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