Waitrose is to introduce temperature controlled lockers at three London Underground stations as part of an expansion of Transport for London’s click and collect partnerships.
Over the past 10 months the organisation has signed deals with Waitrose, Tesco and Asda, as well Amazon, InPost and Sainsbury’s to allow passengers to pick up shopping from their local station.
TfL says the click and collect facility has been “hugely successful” for all retailers who have collectively fulfilled over 10,000 orders.
On Wednesday it announced a new agreement with Ocado who will trial click and collect at four LU station car parks. It’s also announced Waitrose is adding to its service by introducing temperature controlled lockers at three stations.
The new and expanded deals mean click and collect is now available at 42 stations.
The service part of TfL’s strategy to increase the amount of money it raises from commercial activities and reduce its reliance on fares revenue.
It also plans to revamp retail units in Tube stations, improving the quality of the units and expanding the choice of retailers and merchandise available.
Graeme Craig, TfL’s Director of Commercial Development, said: “Our click and collect partnership with the retailers has been a tremendous success for all involved, and we are delighted to be expanding the service to more locations, making it easier for more customers to order their goods and conveniently collect them at their chosen station.
“Our aim is to radically improve the services we have on offer for customers, and also provide more income to reinvest in improving the transport network.”