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Amazon installs collection lockers at Tube car parks

Amazon lockers at Finchley Central Tube Image copyright TfL
Image caption The Amazon lockers are at just two stations initially

London Underground passengers can now pick up items ordered on Amazon at two station car parks.

Customers can collect their purchases from lockers at Finchley Central and Newbury Park following company's deal with Transport for London (TfL).

In November, TfL signed a deal with Asda which allowed people to collect their shopping from six stations.

But the London Federation of Small Businesses said it hope small shops would not suffer as a result.

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Image caption Waitrose will be offering click and collect at facilities at Tube stations

Matthew Jaffa, spokesman for the federation, said its members had not be "given a fair crack of whip" at being involved in the scheme, which TfL hopes will generate substantial income for the network.

"We would like more awareness and a communication about this," Mr Jaffa said.

"We want our members to be given more of an opportunity. Hopefully this will happen next time."

On Sunday it was announced Amazon customers will be able to pick-up parcels from railways stations.

Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's customers can currently have their groceries delivered by van to Tube station car parks and Waitrose is working with TfL to install click and collect facilities.

InPost, which delivers parcels, has a collection point at Buckurst Hill station.

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