Amazon installs lockers in London Tube stations, but not where you’d expect
The Transport for London has announced that Tube passengers can soon pick up their Amazon packages at new Amazon lockers located at two London Underground stations. However, although it was previously widely reported that Amazon was in talks with TFL to fit them in disused ticket offices, they've ended up in the car parks instead.
Although the station car parks - located at Finchley Central on the Northern Line and Newbury Park on the Central line - are a part of the London Underground, they are technically located above ground.
The Amazon locker roll out kicks off 30 June. It follows a similar deal from November, between TfL and Asda, in which people could collect their shopping from click-and-collect points at six London stations.
The London Underground has 270 stations, so chances are you won't get to use one of the new Amazon lockers straightaway. But Amazon has specific plans for expansion in the works that would see more Amazon lockers installed across the UK.
Last weekend, for instance, the company announced Amazon customers would be able to pick-up parcels from railways stations.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, claimed in a press release that London Underground's click-and-collect revolution is not only attracting big names like Amazon but also enabling TfL to generate revenue that will go toward improving the transport network.
Apart from Amazon and Asda, both Tesco and Sainsbury's recently announced customers can have their groceries delivered to Tube station car parks.