InPost is to rollout sixty new parcel lockers across the Transport for London network over the next three months following a trial at six locations. More than 25 new lockers have already been installed, and this will double by the end of the summer.
The lockers are mostly situated within TfL carparks near tube and rail stations. InPost estimates that the completed rollout of lockers will have the capacity to save 193 tonnes in carbon emissions annually, a figure it says is comparable to taking 48,000 car journeys off London’s roads a year.
Jason Tavaria, CEO at InPost UK said: “We are proud to partner with TfL to support InPost’s aim of leading a greener way to shop online with an ambition to drastically reduce last mile deliveries in the capital. This is at a time where the capital is gearing up to gradually and safely reopen. InPost is helping stations across the capital act as hubs serving the local communities that surround them by offering a genuinely convenient and easily accessible way to collect deliveries and return items, as part and parcel of their usual journey”.
Nigel Pickup, head of commercial property at TfL, said the rollout would help as life begins to return to normal. “When more people begin to return to the network safely and responsibly in line with guidance, these lockers will offer a convenient way for them to pick up deliveries as part of their everyday journeys and help reduce delivery vehicle trips across London.”
Locker locations currently include Newbury Park Tube station, Ickenham Tube station and Victoria Coach station. The new InPost lockers will be rolled out by June and available for use from July. All lockers will undergo frequent maintenance and cleaning with an anti-viral spray.