Merseyrail goes bananas with a fruity surprise for its passengers October 28th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments 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 from October 24th before being rolled out to Southport station next month. Nicky Chang, Station Manager Liverpool Central, from Merseyrail, said: “I’m a commuter myself and sometimes getting my five 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 free fruit. 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. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!