Cabinet Secretary Statement - ScotRail

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity said:

"Transport Scotland has entered into a Remedial Agreement with ScotRail on acceptance of their proposals to improve performance.

"I have instructed my officials to ensure robust measures are put in place to monitor progress very closely and I expect to see a continued upward trend of performance improvement. I will give an update on this at the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee next week.

“I have also been clear that franchising in its current format doesn’t work and that is why I continue to push Scotland’s interests, including further devolution of rail powers, to the UK-wide Williams review. Rail must deliver a system of greater reliability for users – customers, businesses and stakeholders deserve this much."


Published 22 Mar 2019