Lorries deliver their goods to a collection point on the edge of Southampton
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Southampton bids to cut lorry traffic with new delivery service

A new delivery service has started in Southampton in a bid to reduce the number of lorry journeys in the city centre by 75%.

The scheme allows drivers to leave their goods at a collection point on the edge of the city for delivery in smaller vans, combining lots of jobs in a single trip.

Southampton City Council is subsidising the initiative to encourage businesses to deliver to the collection depot rather than direct to customers.