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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 who started 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.

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