Severe disruption hit Scotland’s rail network today as the appearance of a large sinkhole caused the cancellation of […]
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Next month, the government will trial a 26-30 railcard, labelled the ‘millennial’ railcard, but only 10,000 will be on the list.
A catch in the new system means that millions of millennials are going to lose out because of a catch in the system, with no cards set to be trialled in Edinburgh, or Scotland as a whole.
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By December 2018 the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme will deliver the fastest journey time of 42 minutes between Glasgow and Edinburgh’s city centre’s.
The devolution of rail services in Scotland could be a step closer, after a report released today by think tank Reform Scotland harshly criticised ScotRail for failing to deliver an acceptable standard of service.
Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, renewed calls for devolution of responsibility for Scottish train services, to the Scottish Government.
The Minister said:
“Network rail should be devolved to Scotland. That’s a call I’ve made, that’s a call my predecessors collectively have previously as well, and now it seems Labour politicians are making the same case as well. I welcome that [agreement] from Tom Harris and welcome that [report] from Reform Scotland.”
Virgin train customers face severe disruption after a train derailment in Edinburgh this morning has left multiple services […]
by Stuart Mackenzie and Noemi Distefano
Scotland’s Transport Minister Humza Yousaf will make a statement to the Scottish Parliament tomorrow to discuss how to improve the Scottish rail services.
This follows pressure from opposition politicians for him to speak after various proposals to bring ScotRail’s railways into public ownership.
ScotRail, who are currently operated by Abellio, have been experiencing various problems with their services.
Charlotte Twyning of Abellio UK, told to the BBC: “It should be recognised that half of the rail industry is already nationalised in the form of Network Rail and any operator that runs the ScotRail franchise – public or private – does so to a tightly specified Scottish government contract.”
ScotRail workers will strike on 22 December and Christmas Eve in a dispute over the sacking of an […]
The Scottish Government has invested £2 million in ScotRail for free Wi-Fi access in their express trains by […]
By Kerry McGinty Train overcrowding is at an all time high and it is only going to get […]