Out-of-home e-commerce delivery company InPost has announced that it will roll out 60 new parcel lockers across the Transport for London (TfL) network.
Over the next three months, InPost will expand its parcel collection points across the UK capital following a successful trial installation at six locations.
More than 25 new lockers have already been installed and the company said it plans to double this by the end of the summer.
Primarily situated within TfL car parks close by to tube and rail stations, the network of smart lockers will be fully deployed as Covid-19 restrictions are expected to ease.
InPost said the lockers provide local communities and those using public transport a convenient, cleaner and greener way to collect and return parcels as part of their regular daily travel around London.
Furthermore, it predicted the parcel storage solution could save 193 tonnes in carbon emissions annually, which is the equivalent of 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.”
Current live locations include Newbury Park tube station, Ickenham tube station and Victoria coach station.
The lockers, which enable contact-free, parcel collection and returns, 24/7, undergo frequent maintenance and cleaning of the touchscreen, compartment doors and sides of the lockers with an anti-viral spray.