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Old October 22nd 19, 10:16 AM posted to uk.railway,
Roland Perry Roland Perry is offline
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Default Orion 769 Flex cargo services into Liverpool St

In message , at 09:58:34 on Tue, 22 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:
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?

That was a one-off concept demonstration, back in June 2014. It was
organised by a consultancy (Intermodality) with Colas Rail and TNT. The
demo proved that the idea was workable, but my guess is that the economics
weren't favourable at the time.

Economics is a very big component of "workable".

Things have obviously changed six years later.

Not necessarily. This could be just another concept demonstration.
Roland Perry