Friday 30 May 2014

New Mobile Post Offices serve rural areas throughout the UK

Post Office has announced the roll-out its new fleet of mobile post offices, deploying 40 new vehicles to serve 250 locations every week in rural areas across the United Kingdom.

The new vehicles are Mercedes Sprinter vans, kitted out to provide a walk-in post office on wheels,
with the added facility of an accessibility lift.

The mobile branches are operated by subpostmasters who can bring all of the services that their core branches provide to more isolated areas.

The vehicles are being deployed to rural areas in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and will cover half a million miles between them over the next 12 months – the equivalent of driving along the Equator around the earth 20 times. 

They are replacing the current fleet of converted LDV vans, which have travelled around three million miles altogether over the past six years.

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