Pret a Manger set to open at Waverley station

Pret a Manger is set to open in Waverley Station. Picture; contributed

Pret a Manger is set to open in Waverley Station. Picture; contributed

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A new Pret a Manger is set to open in Waverley station in May as the station continues to enjoy a retail boost.

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New outlets at Waverley saw the station enjoy a 3.6 per cent boost in retail sales over the last three months of 2016.

Paperchase, a new JD Wetherspoons pub – The Booking Office – and Upper Crust proved popular with passengers between October and December, Network Rail said.

David Biggs, Network Rail’s managing director of property, said: “Today’s results show Network Rail’s ongoing investment is delivering an improved experience for passengers whilst also generating vital funds to reinvest back into the railway. Our commitment to improving the retail offer across our portfolio means that station users have more choice than ever before, from coffee and food-on-the go, right through to high-end fashion and gifting.

“We continue to see consumers moving towards convenience shopping and stations are becoming an increasingly significant part of this change.”

Meanwhile, a new Pret a Manger is due to open at Waverley in May.