Ministerial statement on Caledonian Sleeper service
Serco Caledonian Sleeper Ltd submit Performance Improvement Plan.
Serco Caledonian Sleeper Ltd has written to Transport Scotland, copying the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee Convenor, to confirm submission of a Performance Improvement Plan.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport Infrastructure and Connectivity said:
“Caledonian Sleeper’s performance has fallen below the contractual levels and those expected by passengers and Ministers alike. This has been caused by a number of internal and external factors, which are being addressed by Caledonian Sleeper and its industry partners CAF, GB Railfreight and Network Rail.
“Therefore, as part of the routine franchise monitoring, Caledonian Sleeper has provided Transport Scotland with a Performance Improvement Plan which sets out the key areas for improvement and actions that will be taken to address these.
“We continue to call for full powers over rail to be devolved to Scotland so we can run the railways with passengers interests at the forefront of planning and delivery.”