Online retailers could soon use buses to deliver parcels

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Amazon buses

Online retail delivery could soon become a part of the London bus network under a strategy to decrease pollution and congestion in the capital.

According to The Times, transport company Go-Ahead is currently negotiating with logistics companies to convert some of its bus depots into delivery hubs as part of plans to link unused public transport with delivery services.

This means empty buses could potentially be used to transport packages from online retailers such as Amazon or Asos around the capital.

The news comes after London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft transport strategy highlighted how the number of delivery vans on the road was a cause for congestion.

“Many van and lorry trips could be avoided or re-timed if freight and servicing activity were better consolidated,” the draft report said.

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