- 27 May 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Carrier agnostic parcel locker company InPost has announced it is working with UK South Western Railway to install automated parcel lockers at 40 stations across the rail network.
InPost has already opened 14 collection and return lockers that can be accessed 24/7 in Greater London. In the next phase, the company is to install lockers at commuter hubs in Woking, Basingstoke and Bracknell.
South Western Railway takes 300 million passengers a year and is the biggest commuter railway service in Europe. Operating out of its main hub London Waterloo it reaches out to SW London, Surrey, Hampshire, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Jerome Pacatte, Head of Stations at South Western Railway said: “Our stations sit at the heart of the communities we serve, and we want them to offer more than simply a place for customers to travel to and from. We have been delighted to work in partnership with InPost and oversee the installation of these new automated e-commerce lockers. They will provide our customers with a convenient and efficient way to send and receive parcels, including during the very testing times that we are currently living through.”
Jason Tavaria, CEO of InPost, said: “While the pandemic has had an understandable impact on rail services, the stations are in central locations meaning they are often the main hub for communities and towns. Partnering with a major operator in SWR will allow consumers to access our lockers easily and conveniently to satisfy all their postal needs, particularly during these challenging times. InPost lockers provide consumers with a safe, contact-free solution to send and receive essential products while maintaining safe social-distancing.”