PostNL to remove 10,000 post boxes, cutting total by over 50%
Dutch postal delivery group PostNL is to remove 10,000 of the country’s 19,000 post boxes over the next few years, the company has confirmed.
PostNL says the measure is necessary to keep postal delivery services affordable. Last year, the volume of letter post fell by 11% to 10 million items a day.
The company says no one will be further than one kilometre from a post box and services close to nursing and pensioners homes will be retained.
PostNL scrapped Monday deliveries some two years ago because of the reduction in letter post. Post offices have also been replaced by service points in other shops and supermarkets.