Keith Brown hits back at Westminster claim on Scottish rail fares

Transport Minister Keith Brown has hit back at Westminster claims that Scotland's fare policy was affordable due to lower investment being made in Scotland's railways.

Mr McLoughlin made the claim on breakfast television earlier this week (13 Aug).

Mr Brown said this was not the case and that Scotand's respective investment plans for the next Control Period (2014-19) show that per capita Scotland is planning to invest almost double the equivalent amount UK Government for England and Wales in rail infrastructure. Also, if expected subsidy for rail passenger franchises are included, support per capita is almost three times as more generous in Scotland.

Please find (attached) Mr Brown's response today to Mr McLoughlin

Published 16 Aug 2013