ScotRail Services (Financial Impact)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of Martin Whitfield Martin Whitfield Labour

The well-respected economist Tony Mackay said that the estimated cost to the Scottish economy that is due to the cuts to ScotRail is between £75 million and £80 million every week, from the combination of the fall in economic output and the extra money that is being spent by travellers to get to their destinations. Does the minister agree with that analysis? After yesterday’s announcement, will the Scottish Government hit reset and properly invest in our public transport and economy?