A number of railway stations are getting parcel drop-off and collection lockers over the next few weeks.

When customers order their goods, they can choose a local locker to collect their parcels from. Once the parcel has been delivered to the locker, customers are sent a QR code by SMS and email. Customers then scan the code at the locker to open the door.

Very much like an Amazon locker, just without the garish yellow paint.

On the Thameslink route, automated lockers are being installed at Mill Hill Broadway, Luton Airport Parkway and Bedford stations.

On the Great Northern route, stations at Essex Road, Hornsey, Enfield Chase, Winchmore Hill, New Barnet and Grange Park will be also be receiving the lockers.

On the Southern route, InPost lockers have recently been installed at Wandsworth Common and South Croydon station.

Users can return items to asos, JD, French Connection, TOMs and Schuh. Online shoppers can also collect items from a wider range of retailers.

To send a parcel, log onto InPost


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  1. GT says:

    Slight problem here
    Quite a lot of us have been using smartphones for years, but have never used a QR code & have zero idea how to load one into our phones, never mind “reading” them.
    I presume,/tt> that one uses the camera in the phone, but how do you stop it – you know – taking a picture?
    I have never, ever, seen a set of instructions or “clues” for QR – everyone is simply expected to know ….

  2. AH says:

    Nice idea – and QR codes are easy (!) .

    Shame that the parcels will be delivered and collected by road rather than rail though…

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