Wake up and smell the coffee - free treats for commuters

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Commuters at three Scottish stations are set to get their morning on track with free treats from the ScotRail Alliance and its retail partner Selecta.

New Lavazza coffee machines has been installed by Selecta on the platform at Stirling, Rutherglen and Linlithgow, meaning customers can now get their caffeine fix as they wait for their train. Prices for hot drinks start at £1 for an espresso, increasing to £1.40 for a cappuccino and £1.50 for a Mocha.

To mark the launch, the ScotRail Alliance and their retail partner Selecta, will be handing out free coffees and light treats to customers during the morning rush on:

  • Tuesday 24 October at Stirling
  • Wednesday 25 October at Rutherglen
  • Thursday 26 October at Linlithgow

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.

The three have been installed as part of a pilot scheme, 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 and see us, let us treat you to a coffee. We’re sure you’ll taste the difference.”