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June 18, 2014

UK’s Network Rail to set up 300 pick-up points for online customers

Doddle, a joint venture between Travelex founder Lloyd Dorfman and Network Rail, has outlined plans to open 300 “click and collect” stores at UK railway stations in the next three years.

Doddle, a joint venture between Travelex founder Lloyd Dorfman and Network Rail, has outlined plans to open 300 "click and collect" stores at UK railway stations in the next three years.

Lloyd Dorfman and Network Rail will invest £24m in Doddle, which is expected to create 3,000 jobs.

Doddle is the UK’s first fully dedicated, staffed, online shopping collection and returns service located in railway stations and major hubs.

Following this, Doddle is partnering with some of the nation’s biggest retailers including ASOS and New Look, with many more to follow.

A pilot outlet is set up in Milton Keynes, where shoppers can pick up items bought online from retailers including Asos, New Look and TM Lewin, is open in Milton Keynes.

First Doddle shops will be opened in London, Bromley South, Brighton, Chelmsford and London Cannon Street.

Network Rail network operations managing director Robin Gisby said," More people are travelling by rail than ever before and stations have become more than just a place to wait for, or get off a train. We’ve adapted to passengers’ changing needs and now offer quality retail, food and drink at our biggest stations, such as London Waterloo."

"Introducing Doddle to stations will enable us to reinvest our profits back into the railway and is a natural next step to help passengers and people who work and live near stations, whose lives are increasingly busy and on the move," Gisby added.