Merseyrail goes bananas with
a fruity surprise for its passengers
MERSEYRAIL has announced plans to give
away free fruit to passengers.
The train operators will give away free fruit to commuters every Monday over the
next 12 months.
The scheme is being piloted at Liverpool Central Station, before
being rolled out to Southport Station.
Nicky Chang, Station Manager Liverpool Central, from Merseyrail, said:-
"I'm a commuter myself and sometimes getting my 5 a day is the last thing on
my mind on a busy Monday morning.
Now our passengers can pick up some free fruit when they buy their ticket or
their essentials, so there really is no excuse. Free Fruit Mondays is part of
our commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our passengers."
The free fruit will be available to pick up from special stands at M2Go outlets
at the participating stations every Monday.
Passengers must buy a ticket, or show their travel passes, or make another
purchase at M2Go in order to qualify for the free fruit giveaway.
Merseyrail is the latest organisation to join the growing trend for providing
In July, Tesco hit the headlines after announcing it would give free fruit to
children while parents did their shopping.
And #FreeFruitFriday is a global phenomenon which encourages businesses and
organisations to give away free fruit every week.