Keith Baker: I'm a rail commuter - it's time to admit ScotRail is broken
Rail commuter Dr Keith Baker, researcher in fuel poverty at Glasgow Caledonian University (writing in a personal capacity), says the decline in the quality of service provided by ScotRail has reached such depths he has taken to complaining directly to Abellio and Scottish Government Ministers
SCOTRAIL is broken. Since Dutch-owned Abellio took over the franchise in May 2015 the services have been heading towards a cliff.
Petition launched for ‘People’s ScotRail’ as prices set to rise as service quality declines
Kids Go Free Scheme also set to be scrapped
THE head of the TSSA railways union has said “passengers deserve better than higher prices for worse services”, as it launches a petition for public ownership of ScotRail.
The petition was created as it was announced that rail prices are set to rise with the RPI rate of inflation of 3.1 per cent in the new year, despite what the union calls “the worst year of service to Scotland’s rail passengers in ScotRail’s privatised history”.
TSSA warns of ‘Winter of Discontent’ as Holyrood votes against ScotRail nationalisation
Rail union condemns SNP for siding with the Tories in favour of not activating the break clause, while Labour are accused of “rank hypocrisy”
A SCOTTISH LABOUR PROPOSAL aiming to compel the Scottish Government to exercise a break clause in ScotRail’s contract, end Abellio’s franchise and move towards nationalisation was defeated today (14 November), eliciting condemnation from the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association trade union.
Major push on Mental Health but Education criticisms unaddressed: Everything you need to know about #ScotPfG
CommonSpace provides a detailed overview of the key announcements in Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government, including what wasn’t addressed
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON has announced a swathe of new measures as part of the Scottish Government’s plans for the coming year, including a package of initiatives on mental health, progress on the Scottish National Investment Bank and enshrining further protections for children in law, as well as increased funding in areas of infrastructure, health and the environment.