Coffee fix for passengers

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Commuters at Linlithgow train station will get their morning on track with free treats from the ScotRail Alliance and its retail partner Selecta.

A new Lavazza coffee machine was installed on the platform at the station, meaning customers can get their caffeine fix as they wait for their train.

To mark the launch staff will be handing out free coffees and light treats to customers during the morning rush on Thursday, October 26.

The new coffee machines, which are a common sight on the Italian rail network, work in the same way as many home coffee makers. Capsules are used to keep the coffee fresh until it is brewed.

Two other Scottish stations have also received the new machines, and there are plans for more across the country if they prove a success.

Colin Whyte, the ScotRail Alliance’s commercial property manager, said: “We’re building the best railway Scotland’s ever had, and giving our stations the best facilities is a key part of this.

“This new ‘grab and go’ machine will help our customers to start their day on the right track.”

Richard Mattis, national account manager for Selecta, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Italy’s favourite coffee to Scottish stations. This new Lavazza coffee offer brings customers coffee shop quality at affordable prices.

“If you are passing through the station on Thursday morning, let us treat you to a coffee. We’re sure you’ll taste the difference.”