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Old October 22nd 19, 10:42 AM posted to uk.railway,uk.transport.london
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Default Orion 769 Flex cargo services into Liverpool St

Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 10:13:59 on Tue, 22 Oct
2019, Graeme Wall remarked:
On 22/10/2019 09:59, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 08:49:40 on Tue, 22 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:

Once the packages arrive at Liverpool Street, they will be
distributed to
their final destinations around the city by electric van or cargo bikes.
Whatever happened to the very similar sounding scheme a couple of
years ago to deliver packages to Euston in the small hours, and have
them distributed by electric vans?


Wasn't one problem the then lack of electric vans, now not so much of a
problem?


I didn't ever see an explanation. But the way it was originally
presented sounded very much like someone with a fleet of electric vans
having a solution looking for a problem to solve - which the overnight
inner-City parcel delivery from Euston was a candidate for.


I don't think anyone had a fleet of under-used electric vans back then.
Now, they're readily available, and the economic benefit from using them in
the ULEZ will be much greater.

https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/e-nv200.html

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/17/arrival-time-how-the-white-van-went-green

https://www.parkers.co.uk/vans-pickups/news/2019/levc-lcv-london-taxi-based-hybrid-delivery-van-revealed/