Westminster Council’s decision to educate rather than rain down fines on operators delivering during the Games, has avoided the issuing of £526,000 worth of penalties. During the Olympics, Westminster Council extended a pilot scheme that saw marshals educating rather than punishing operators delivering to London’s Leicester Square, after the introduction of new restrictions early this year. A Westminster Council spokesman says of the team of 40 marshals who were deployed during the night through to early morning: “Our marshals were […]
TfL is studying the implications of a peak hours ban on LGVs in the capital, but remains unconvinced of its desirability.
UPS has opened two facilities within the Olympic Park allowing athletes, team officials and the international media the ability to send and receive packages throughout the Games. The first ‘relay room’ will be located within the Olympic Village providing team officials with an outbound service offering packaging, customs advice, security clearance, carbon-neutral shipping and delivery. The second facility will be located on the High Street at the International Broadcast Centre complex and be set up to handle international media firms […]
Transport firms must follow Transport for London’s (TfL) Code of Practice if the industry is to enjoy greater flexibility when making night time deliveries after the Olympics. The document is the culmination of several months of out-of-hours trials at various London locations, run in partnership with councils by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Noise Abatement Society. It comes after TfL commissioner Peter Hendy called on the industry to grasp the opportunity the Games present road transport at MT’s […]