Railway station coffee sales on the up

Train coffee
Commuters love a coffee on the go
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Rail passengers spent more than £11m in coffee shops at Britain’s biggest railway stations from April to June this year. 

The figures from Network Rail showed a 6% rise compared to the same period last year.

Those commuting via London Victoria forked out more than at any other station, parting with £1.6m. London Waterloo followed with a spend of £1.5m and London Liverpool Street with £1.1m.

Network Rail (NR), which runs 18 of Britain’s busiest stations, said the spending helped the company achieve a 13th successive quarter of retail growth, according to the Express & Star.

Hamish Kiernan, NR director of retail, said: "These figures are further evidence of Network Rail's success in modernising and transforming stations into destinations in their own right.

"We aim to enhance the overall passenger experience and continue to cater to the demands of the modern traveller as well as generating retail profit to reinvest in our railway."

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