Tesco and Waitrose to offer click-and-collect points at Tube stations

Time efficient Tube users will soon be able to shop online and collect it on the way out of their local Tube station, as Tesco and Waitrose join ASDA in offering click-and-collect services on the London Underground.

Tesco and Waitrose will trial the scheme for an initial period of six months, in which the supermarkets will park delivery vans at the Tube stations from which customers will be able to collect their purchases.

Waitrose said it is looking to install collection lockers in selected Tube stations, though no information has emerged about which stations they might be.

TfL has said it is looking to increase the level of commercial partnerships it is involved in and would like to offer a broader range of services involving more local businesses.

“There is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with commercial partners to deliver products and services that our customers want, and as a result also grow revenues that we then reinvest in improving the transport network,” said Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground.

TfL said the partnership is part of its wider commercial strategy to help drive its income to £3.5bn over the coming years.

ASDA rolled out click-and-collect services for Tube customers in November 2013, and is looking to expand the service.

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