The inaugural Freight in the City Expo will take place at London’s Alexandra Palace this autumn.

“We have selected Alexandra Palace as the venue for the first Freight in the City Expo because it offers a fantastic exhibition space large enough for articulated trucks to drive straight into and it has great links to the M1, M25 and North Circular,” said Laura Hailstone, project manager of Freight in the City, which is organised by Motor Transport publisher Road Transport Media.

For visitors driving to Freight in the City Expo, the Palace has complimentary on-site parking for 1,500 vehicles.

For those travelling by public transport, Wood Green underground and Alexandra Palace overground stations are close by, with a free shuttle bus running throughout the day.

“The other bonus about the venue is that it provides us with the necessary infrastructure to set up a truck washing facility adjacent to the venue for any exhibitors showcasing trucks and vans,” said Hailstone.

The leading truck manufacturers have all shown a strong interest in exhibiting at the Expo, she added.