Dashing to the supermarket after work may soon become a thing of the past for train commuters.

A new grocery ordering and pick-up trial is being trialed between Sydney trains and supermarket giant, Woolworths.  The 12-month ‘Click and Collect’ test run will allow commuters to order their shopping online and pick it up from special lockers located in the Bondi Junction Station.

The system offers to make shopping faster and easier, and adding a boost to the city’s overstretched public train system.  The trial works by shoppers placing an order before 11am, and then simply collect their groceries from a locker when they head home.  The idea is proven in other countries around the world, where this convenience shopping is already in existence for commuters.

The lockers themselves have been specially designed to house the grocery deliveries, with three temperature-controlled compartments, including a freezer, refrigerated, and ambient air sections.

Woolworths’ General manager of Digital Retail, Kate Langford, told News.com.au that “Woolworths was exploring new and innovative ways to serve our customers and make their shopping easier.  Now our customers will be able to collect their groceries at the station on their way home which is great for commuters.”

If the trial is considered successful, Sydney Trains will consider implementing the service permanently at other locations.


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  • yeah this could be handy for sure but you could also just do home delivery when you will be home


  • That’s a nifty initiative! I’d say it’ll be a roaring success and it won’t be long before Coles will follow suit. A great timesaver for commuters in capital cities, but not really applicable for us living in rural areas.


  • What a fantastic idea. I’m sure it will be a success


  • This is a great idea! I’d use it.


  • This will most likely be successful. Personally I like going to the supermarket and choosing my own groceries.


  • Wow what a fantastic idea. I would use something similar in Melbourne when it becomes available.


  • I saw this in the news and think it’s a great idea.


  • Pity I don’t live in Sydney any more – I like this idea.


  • I think that in big cities it will be successful!


  • I like the idea as its convenient. You won’t have to rush to the supermarket to get stuff for supper saving more time to spend with the family.

    • You don’t have to be home for it to be delivered either.


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