Results 1–20 of 1012 for scotrail

Increasing Choice for Rail Passengers (11 Jul 2018)

Bill Grant: ...time-limited monopolies granted by the Government. It is easy to see how this system limits competition, especially in Scotland, where the overwhelming majority of services are provided by one operator, Abellio ScotRail, which has a Dutch parent company. Abellio took over the ScotRail franchise in 2015, but questions already have to be asked about its performance. We could in parallel ask...

ScotRail (Punctuality Targets) (26 Jun 2018)

ScotRail (Punctuality Targets)

Scottish Parliament: Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Week (21 Jun 2018)

Linda Fabiani: ...part of the awareness week, including a fundraising memorial dinner on 21 June for the campaigner, the late Gordon Aikman; congratulates MND Scotland on its first anniversary with its corporate partner the ScotRail Alliance, which has raised at least £71,000 through staff fundraising, customer collections and gifts in kind, and wishes the charity all the best in supporting, caring for...

Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information (Scottish Government Request Handling and Record Keeping) (20 Jun 2018)

Neil Findlay: ...asked for minutes, agendas and briefings for meetings between John Swinney and senior financiers, between Derek Mackay and senior officials at the Scottish Futures Trust, between Humza Yousaf and ScotRail, between Nicola Sturgeon and newspaper editors, and between Nicola Sturgeon and Charlotte Street Partners, but the response is: no minutes, no agenda and no briefing. I invite the...

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport (19 Jun 2018)

Alan Brown: ...the world. Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Northern, and Wales and Borders are run by Arriva, which is owned by Deutsche Bahn. Essex Thameside is run by Trenitalia UK, which is owned by the Italian state railway. Greater Anglia and ScotRail are run by Abellio, which is owned by NedRailways, and Abellio is also involved with the West Midlands franchise, along with the East Japan Railway...

Scottish Parliament: International Women in Engineering Day (19 Jun 2018)

Sandra White: ...this excellent debate. I will concentrate on two of the aspects that are referred to in the motion: positive action measures and industry outreach. On the latter point, next week I will meet ScotRail, which is actively recruiting women for apprenticeships in engineering. I thank ScotRail for setting that example. However, the biggest example that I will mention is a fantastic project in my...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Peter Grant: ...in any employment at all thinking that it could be remotely acceptable to assume that somebody was more likely to be dodging their fare just because of the colour of their skin. Today I saw a couple of tweets from ScotRail, the main rail service provider in Scotland. Somebody had tweeted ScotRail to express concerns about the safety of the train on which he was travelling, because he had...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) (31 May 2018)

Colin Beattie: ...and would threaten the already endangered green belt in Midlothian. As we look into making any of the changes that might be required, it is important that we consult different agencies, including Lothian Buses, ScotRail and Borders Buses, as well as our constituents who are most affected by the current issues with the bypass. I am pleased that the Government has announced that a flyover is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Rail Industry (24 May 2018)

Martin Whitfield: The east coast main line will be very important following our departure from Europe. Will the Secretary of State guarantee that smaller operators, such as ScotRail, have a say in what happens to rail?

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (Northern Isles) (24 May 2018)

Humza Yousaf: ...’s future approach to public sector ownership and control of key transport services, including building the case for a Teckal-compliant direct award to an in-house operator, is reflected in our commitment to enable a public sector operator to bid for the next ScotRail contract. My statement today ensures the continued protection and delivery of vital lifeline ferry services to the...

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Iain Stewart: ...running services on large parts of the line—at the southern end of the line, Hull Trains and Grand Central offer alternatives to the Virgin Trains, and further north there is TransPennine Express and ScotRail, meaning that there is a discretionary element to which service passengers use—and, because of the long-distance nature of the network, passengers can choose non-rail...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Trees (22 May 2018)

Jo Johnson: ... 585 Grand Central 8 Northern 5213 GWR 2181 Cross Country 1311 West Midlands Trains 979 London Overground 709 EMT 1037 Caledonian Sleeper 1202 GTW 4246 TfL Rail 10 ScotRail 1489 Virgin Trains East Coast 56 Merseyrail 241 Virgin Trains West Coast 2238 Arriva Trains Wales 1339 Heathrow Express 25 Chiltern 807 c2c 79 Southeastern 3033 ...

Scottish Parliament: Rail Services (East Lothian) (17 May 2018)

Iain Gray: The trouble with that answer is that, at a public meeting in Prestonpans a couple of weeks ago, the ScotRail Alliance was clear that any plans that it has to increase capacity on either the North Berwick line or the east coast main line to Dunbar, for years to come, will be designed to alleviate current problems. They take no account of the projected population increase in the county. Since...

East Coast Main Line (16 May 2018)

Martin Whitfield: The Secretary of State mentioned that independent members “will ensure the interests of other operators on the route are taken into account.” Will this include First ScotRail, which operates the local service—it is itself operating at capacity and facing its own crises—on the east coast main line in my constituency of East Lothian?

ScotRail (Performance Fines) (8 May 2018)

ScotRail (Performance Fines)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Investment Bank (8 May 2018)

Keith Brown: ...;20 billion was contingent upon—this is a big if—Labour winning the next election and Jeremy Corbyn finding £200 billion to put into the economy. We have heard it before. We should not have had to reissue the tender for the ScotRail contract because Labour was going to win in 2015 and that was going to obviate any need for it. I am not sure that we can have policy waiting...

Scottish Parliament: Drumchapel Station (Stop-skipping) (26 Apr 2018)

Bill Kidd: I asked that question to emphasise the damage that Abellio is doing to its own reputation and, by extension, to the ScotRail franchise, due to this practice.

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh South Suburban Railway Line (Passenger Services) (18 Apr 2018)

Daniel Johnson: ...line is going to be electrified, is it not now time to carry out a proper feasibility study into the scheme? Will the minister agree to convene a meeting with key stakeholders such as Network Rail, ScotRail, City of Edinburgh Council and Transport Scotland to look at how such a feasibility study could be carried out, following on from Tavish Scott’s excellent previous work?

Scottish Parliament: Direct Rail Services (Ayrshire and Edinburgh) (22 Mar 2018)

Humza Yousaf: ...is currently available between Ayr and Edinburgh, which offers five services per day. The introduction of an additional direct service between Ayrshire and Edinburgh has been investigated by ScotRail, but it was not considered feasible to operate a through service between Kilmarnock and Edinburgh because of the detrimental impact that that would have on other services.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail: Fixed Penalties (5 Mar 2018)

Jo Johnson: ... Schedule 4 Schedule 8 Schedule 4 Schedule 8 Schedule 4 Schedule 8 Abellio East Anglia/Greater Anglia 1.7 13.0 9.6 4.8 11.7 8.9 11.3 1.8 Serco Sleeper 0.3 (0.5) 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Scotrail 26.7 (0.1) 2.5 2.1 4.6 2.8 3.8 1.8 Heathrow Express 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.6 Virgin West Coast 31.2 (4.4) 42.0 5.6 27.2 9.2 7.5 28.9 ...


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