TfL launches ideas comp for new retail pitches

Some of the 2,000 retail units on the Transport for London Estate

London Underground, rail and highways operator seeks ‘innovative and technological’ concepts

Transport for London has launched an ideas competition for “innovative and technological” concepts in retail that would target commuters and other users of the capital’s public transport network.

The mayoral transport body already has around 2,000 commercial units across its estate, some 800 of which are railway arches. It said the latest competition aimed to build on its history of working with innovative brands – such as the StreetDots platform, which connects mobile street vendors with pitches.

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