The black cabs are taking up to five passengers per trip - compared with the average of 1.5 - and the more efficient use of capacity means more efficient queues.
To me, this seems a case of apples and oranges. After all, don't black cabs take "up to five passengers per trip" even when people aren't cab-sharing? And while the cabs ordinarily take an average of 1.5 passengers per trip, how has this figure changed a result of cab-sharing? The article doesn't say, so it's rather difficult to gauge the true impact of TfL's 'Fixed Fare Taxi Share Scheme'.