Fair City rail customers get their Costa coffee on-tap

Last updated: Thursday, 8 October 2020

Perth Railway Station’s new branch of Costa/Travelines is now brewing for customers. As well as hot drinks, visitors can also buy books, newspapers and travellers’ sundries, making this a convenient ‘go-to’ venue in central Perth.

The unit has just opened and is part of a wider project to improve customer facilities at Scotland’s railway stations. As well as seating for over 50, inside and externally, the unit is open for both rail travellers and locals to use.

The ScotRail Alliance’s Head of Station Development Peter O’Connell said: “Our stations are increasingly community hubs where both rail customers and locals use their facilities.

“Many of us enjoy a cup of coffee or hot drink before travelling or when meeting friends, so in partnership with Costa, we’re providing good quality facilities for Perth Station customers. The station also boasts a lovely biodiversity garden – complete with a flock of ducks – which is a tranquil space in the busy city hub.

“The station team and volunteers who look after the garden welcome everyone – customers and locals, to come and enjoy the facilities.”

Costa Coffee Ltd has worked in partnership with Caterleisure for 10 years. The Perth outlet is the latest of its type and follows the Inverness Station opening earlier in the summer.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Costa Partnerships Travel, Leisure & Ireland, said: “We find Caterleisure to be an ideal partner to develop the Costa brand on the UK travel network.

“We anticipate this innovative design of sharing retail space with the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand, will open up further station opportunities across Scotland. Caterleisure has taken our current store design templates and worked with them to create a great Costa which also offers important travel accessories for today’s demanding customers.”