Wednesday 13 December 2017

Local milk for rail passengers

Passengers travelling on the West Coast line will have locally sourced milk served with their tea
Passengers travelling on the West Coast line will have locally sourced milk served with their tea

Passenger satisfaction with train journeys may be falling but customers on one line will at least be able to count on getting a nice cup of tea.

For Virgin Trains who run the London to Scotland West Coast line has brought in local suppliers to provide fresh-as-possible milk on its services.

The milk will be supplied from dairies as close as seven miles from the West Coast line and will be delivered to the nearest Virgin Trains depot for distribution along the routes.

The suppliers are Pensworth Dairy in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire; Mortons Dairies in Liverpool; Yester Farm in Haddington near Edinburgh and Tomlinsons Dairies in Wrexham, North Wales.

In a 12-month period, more than 528,000 pints of fresh milk will be used on Virgin's trains.

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