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Scottish Parliament: Transport (Discounts for Young People) (23 Jan 2019)

Michael Matheson: ...the range of discounted fares that are offered to young people by operators. Discounts are commercial matters for the individual bus operators. On rail, they are offered under the terms of the ScotRail franchise contract. The Scottish Government is seeking to introduce free bus travel for young modern apprentices, and for young carers who are in receipt of the planned young carers grant,...

Scottish Parliament: City Deals and Regional Economic Partnerships (22 Jan 2019)

Jamie Greene: ...think there is good will on the part of the stakeholders, the local authorities, the Scottish Government, the UK Government and others that are involved in the discussions around Network Rail and ScotRail and the delivery of the rail link and the effect that it will have on other services. There is good will and, if we have the conversation, the rail link should progress. We will support...

Rail Infrastructure Investment — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (17 Jan 2019)

Ronnie Cowan: This is not just about funding; it is also about control and management. When ScotRail is run by the Scottish Government and Network Rail is run by the UK Government, that can obviously fall between two stools. That is what we seek to address. We want the responsibility to go with the railway.

Scottish Parliament: Commuter Compensation (Helensburgh Central Station) (17 Jan 2019)

Michael Matheson: The ScotRail franchise ensures that passengers can be compensated for disruption to their journeys through a delay repay compensation scheme, in which the amount of compensation is calculated according to the amount of delay to the passenger’s journey over 30 minutes. I have previously made it clear in the chamber that performance across the country, not least on the Helensburgh route, is...

ST Rollox Railway Works: Closure (14 Jan 2019)

Paul Sweeney: The Minister is making a number of pertinent points, but the fundamental crux of this issue is that while it is a private decision for a private company at this point, it is clear that the company, ScotRail and Network Rail could work collaboratively to restructure the site to put it on a sound commercial footing and allow it to win business competitively. This is not about bailing something...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Network Improvements (10 Jan 2019)

Michael Matheson: As I stated in the chamber earlier this week, performance on our railways has been unacceptable, which is why I instructed Transport Scotland to serve a contractual notice on ScotRail to prepare and submit a remedial plan that sets out how it plans to address performance issues, including on the North Berwick route that serves Musselburgh and on the Borders railway, to the contractually...

ScotRail (Delays and Cancellations) (8 Jan 2019)

ScotRail (Delays and Cancellations)

Scottish Parliament: Ultra-low-emission Vehicles (8 Jan 2019)

Claudia Beamish:” by Friends of the Earth Scotland. Although more robust plans are being developed, funding is still a concern. Just yesterday, I joined colleagues from Scottish Labour to demand that the ScotRail franchise be taken back into public ownership. We need to turn around the often-chaotic service that we are paying for anyway and make it work for passengers, our environment and the people...

Scottish Parliament: Transport Infrastructure (South-west Scotland) (8 Jan 2019)

Colin Smyth: fine. As the motion highlights, the inadequacies in our transport infrastructure in the south-west of Scotland go beyond roads. Much has been said in recent weeks about the roll-out of the new ScotRail timetable. However, that new timetable has completely bypassed the south-west, with no increased services, although given the shambolic way in which it has been implemented in other...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Services (Performance) (20 Dec 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: Yes, I do. ScotRail has made it clear that it regrets the cancellations and delays that have been caused. Let me be perfectly clear: the level of cancellations—this week, in particular—has been unacceptable. Of course, the cancellations have been due to a combination of factors—not least train crew shortages, but also a number of other issues. Infrastructure issues, such as Monday’s...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Transport (Festive Period Performance) (18 Dec 2018)

Michael Matheson: The member will be aware that ScotRail’s ability to provide a reliable service for several parts of the Scottish rail network has been unacceptable for passengers and the Scottish Government over the past few weeks. Instead of celebrating the provision of 65,000 additional weekday seats and more than 100 additional services per day following the recent introduction of the new timetable, I...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2019-20 (12 Dec 2018)

Colin Smyth: This week, ScotRail introduced a new timetable, but it is business as usual for Scotland’s hard-pressed rail passengers with delays, overcrowding and cancellations, and performance at its worst since this rail franchise began. However, come January, fares will increase by 10 per cent. Why did the cabinet secretary not use the budget process to try to give Scotland’s long-suffering rail...

ScotRail Performance (4 Dec 2018)

ScotRail Performance

ScotRail (Franchise Obligations) (29 Nov 2018)

ScotRail (Franchise Obligations)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Train Services in the North (22 Nov 2018)

Alan Brown: Let us get to the real north, which is Scotland. Overall, the Abellio ScotRail franchise is the best performing large franchisee, but 50% of delays and cancellations are attributable to Network Rail. The Secretary of State is being obstinate with us, but will he not consider devolution of Network Rail to allow the Scottish Government to take full responsibility? It would generate savings,...

ScotRail Alliance (Meetings) (21 Nov 2018)

ScotRail Alliance (Meetings)

Scottish Parliament: Rail Service Reliability (Tweedbank) (21 Nov 2018)

Michael Matheson: ...actions continuing to manage the challenges of the upcoming winter conditions. That includes work on infrastructure, train fleet, stations and depots, as well as staff briefings to ensure that the ScotRail Alliance delivers a robust and resilient service to customers. Performance on Scotland’s railways is measured by the public performance measure—the PPM—which is the standard...

ScotRail Performance (Impact on Pupils) (21 Nov 2018)

ScotRail Performance (Impact on Pupils)

ScotRail Franchise (Break Clause) (14 Nov 2018)

ScotRail Franchise (Break Clause)

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