# Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Train passengers should be able to use their Oyster cards on most of the London rail network by the end of 2009. Currently the Oyster card can be used on London Overground, the London underground, buses, trams and the Docklands Light Railway. However, many suburban rail firms do not yet accept the pay as you go card. The London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that an agreement with most rail companies is near. The one exception appears to be South West Trains which currently has no plans to allow customers to use the Oyster card on its service.

posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:52:45 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blackpool Airport have introduced a £10 flyers fee. All customers over the age of 16 will pay the fee when departing the airport. The money raised will be put towards a £2m investment project that will upgrade the runways and passenger facilities in an effort to attract new airlines. Passengers will pay the fee at a ticket machine in the main airport and proof of payment will be required to pass through the airport and into the departure lounge.

posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:16:33 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, January 7, 2009

BAA have failed to meet the governments pollution targets at Heathrow despite initiatives to try and cut down on hazardous emissions. The findings mean that it likely the airport will also breach tougher European Union limits which are due to brought in next year. Data from a air pollution detector near the perimeter fence found the annual mean average level of nitrogen dioxide was 52 micrograms per cubed metre. The EU legal limit is 40 micrograms per cubed metre. Despite failing to meet the current targets BAA is still pushing for another runway and more flights but have said that they can increase the number of flights without breaching the EU's legal limits by 2020. The latest data raises questions about whether this is possible. The government has already said it intends to apply to the EU for additional time to meet the nitrogen dioxide targets. It hopes to comply with the targets by 2015.

posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 1:42:41 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, January 5, 2009

Royal Mail is to launch a campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the postcode in the hope that it will stress the importance of using it. According to this article around a fifth of non business letters are sent without a full postcode. This is despite the fact that mail that includes a postcode is processed much more quickly as it can be sorted by machinery rather than by hand. At PC2Paper when we receive queries about undelivered letters we find that the majority of these have been incorrectly addressed or are missing a postcode so have not reached their destination. The message is clear, in order to help your letter reach the recipient use a full address and include a postcode.

posted on Monday, January 5, 2009 1:16:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, December 30, 2008

There are no postage collections on Wednesday the 31st of December and Thursday the 1st of January. Any mail sent after close of business on Tuesday 30th of December will be processed on the next available working day Friday 2nd of December.

posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:51:30 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Please note that we are closed on the 25th and 26th of December. Any mail received after 5pm on the 24th of December will be processed on the next available working day, Monday 29th of December. Customers should also note that delivery over the Christmas period can take longer than usual and allow more time when sending time sensitive documents.

posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 5:51:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, December 22, 2008

We are unable to offer Special Delivery and Recorded Delivery after 5pm on the 22 December due to the fact that there are no postal collections until Monday the 29th of December. This option has been disabled during this period but will be available again as soon as postal collections resume.

posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 5:46:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, December 19, 2008

The last guaranteed posting dates for Christmas have now passed for all destinations. All mail received will still be processed and sent as usual but is now likely to arrive after Christmas. No mail will be processed on the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st of January as there are no collections/deliveries on these days. PC2paper would like to wish all our customers a happy Christmas.

posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 10:13:33 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback