Whilst Amazon has created a bit of a buzz with their Octo-copter drones delivering packages through the skies, Network Rail have hit back by taking to the tracks. With over 1.5 billion train journeys made on the network every year Doddle (as it is known) allows commuters to pick up their parcels with their pasty on the way home from work.
Milton Keynes is the first UK station to offer the service, but plans are underway to open more depots in Woking and London Paddington. Passengers can drop off parcels as well as receive, and a handy SMS service lets you know when it’s been delivered/ ready for collection.
Network Rail say the business will be open to every retailer, e-tailer, parcel carrier and shipper, creating around 4,000 jobs by the end of next year. Which is great – our only question would be ‘Will it make the trains run on time?’