- 28 June 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
Parcel locker company InPost UK has announced it will be working with Great Western Railway, Virgin Trains, and TfL to extend its network of automated lockers at some of the UK’s busiest transport hubs.
The network will add parcel lockers to three new TfL stations, Virgin’s Birmingham International Railway Station and four Great Western Railway stations. These will be rolled out by the end of August. The company already has lockers at Victoria Coach Station as wellas Ickenham and Buckhurst Hill London Underground stations. The new Tube locations will include Chalfont & Latimer and Chorleywood stations on the Metropolitan Line as well as Newbury Park on the Central Line.
InPost UK already has services at Exeter Central and Plymouth, and will be adding lockers to Bristol Parkway and Truro stations.
Great Western Railway Senior Commercial Development Manager Petr Mikyska, said, “Improving the range of services that we offer our passengers and putting the communities we serve at the heart of what we do, this new service really does add value to the journey experience and what is on offer at our stations.”
The parcel locker company will set up its first fully automated parcel locker outside of Birmingham International. This has direct links to Birmingham Airport, the NEC and regular services to London as well as the wider Black Country area. The station is known as a major transport hub for the region.
Simon Greaves, Station Manager at Virgin Trains, said, “InPost’s new fully automated parcel locker makes it more convenient than ever for national and international visitors as well as locals to collect and return their deliveries, lightening the load of their journey.”
Ian Caminsky, CEO at InPost UK, added, “The new partnership with Great Western Railway and the expansion of our presence across the TfL network and Virgin’s Birmingham International Railway Station means that we can provide our services to thousands more people across England. This is an important step towards our goal to increase our footprint in the UK by 60% by the end of the year. Currently urban customers are on average less than two miles away from their nearest locker, and we are working towards bringing the service even closer to a larger number of people.
“The benefits that InPost UK has to offer shoppers are clear: We know that 50% of households are typically unattended during normal working hours, 48% of consumers say that they don’t have a safe place for parcels to be left when they are not at home, and as many as 68% say that they can’t receive items at work. InPost UK offers a secure and easy alternative for these people.”