‘Very infrequent & delayed’: Royal Mail warns of more post delays – list of areas affected

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Although they are not as bad as they have been, some areas up and down the country are still being affected by Royal Mail delays. The postal service has shared the full list of the most affected postcodes.

Royal Mail operates an air, rail, and road network to move letters and parcels between their distribution hubs, mail processing centres, and delivery offices around the UK.

The company’s air and rail networks operated to schedule over the last 24 hours, but there have been issues with its road networks.

Royal Mail said: “Last night not all mail was able to travel on the scheduled service from Warrington to the National Distribution Centre (NDC) due to capacity issues.

“This mail left on a later running service, and as a result it’s possible that some mail due for delivery today in parts of the Midlands, South West, South Wales, Northern Ireland, the South East and London may arrive later than expected.

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The company continued: “The mail centres below reported not all mail was processed or despatched to schedule over the last 24-hours, and as a result some mail may be delivered slightly later than expected.

“Birmingham Mail Centre: Some mail posted yesterday in B, HR and WR postcode areas for delivery today in other parts of the UK.

“Tyneside Mail Centre Some mail posted yesterday in other parts of the UK for delivery today in the DH, DL, NE, SR and TS postcode areas.

“Northern Ireland Mail Centre: Some mail posted yesterday in other parts of the UK for delivery today in the BT postcode area.”

“We also provide targeted support to those offices to address their challenges and restore our service to the high standard our customers would normally receive.”

The postal service added: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.”

Customers have taken to social media in recent days to express their frustration with the delays.

Dr Sarah Olive tweeted: “Not going to pop the tracking number here but a delivery due at 1pm today is very definitely not here. No contact explaining or apologising for delay. I am not at the delivery address tomorrow @RoyalMail and it’s signed for. Please reach out to me on how you will solve this.”

Paula commented: “@RoyalMailHelp So it’s been a week today and they don’t have it I understand delays but a week.”

Emma wrote: “@RoyalMailHelp are there any delays in the Stanley area for parcels? I’ve had no update on mine and it’s past the delivery time. Just curious where it is.”

Layla said: “@RoyalMailHelp is there a way to find out if there are postal delays in my area? I have been waiting almost a week for parcels that were estimated to arrive on Monday.”

Zahra added: “Hi @RoyalMailHelp, my post recently had been very infrequent and delayed I don’t know if there’s any delays in my area so is there any way to check if there is?”



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