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Scotrail offers passengers a Scottish infused bite of the Big Apple

Queen Street station gets on board with 4th of July celebrations by dishing out NYC Street food including donuts made with Irn-Bru.

Published: July 1, 2016
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Train provider, ScotRail, is going the extra mile for its 4th of July celebrations by offering Queen Street passengers a sweet treat with a New York inspired street food cartel and the chance to visit the city.

As part of the ‘Golden Ticket’ campaign, passengers don’t need to spend a buck, as ScotRail has pulled out all the stops with an all-star foodie line-up including American style donuts drizzled with a distinctly Scottish Irn-Bru glaze and gourmet food truck ‘Firebird’, dishing out their naked dogs with lashings of mustard and ketchup - for free.

Whetting appetites for a true taste of New York, passengers could win a trip to NYC for the weekend. Offered as part of their campaign thanking customers for bearing with them during the tunnel closures, to be in with the chance of spending 2,880 minutes in the city that never sleeps, entrants must register online ( before July 31st.

The pop-up will be open from 16:30 until 18:30.

Nesta Gilliland, Head of Marketing and Sales at ScotRail, said: “Queen Street passengers will be able to sink their teeth into 4th of July celebrations as our pop-up street food cartel serves up an authentic taste of New York.

“Our Golden Ticket campaign has been a huge success; not only are we offering a holiday to NYC, we’ve given away everything from designer watches to thousands of e-books as we thank customers for their patience during the improvement works.”

Since the improvement works began on 20 March, ScotRail have given away 192,000 drinks and treats, 4,000 book downloads and 250 tickets to concerts and events under its Golden Ticket campaign.

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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