Date lodged: 20 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what the safety implications are of ScotRail training (a) gateline and (b) other station staff to operate trains during the proposed industrial action on services.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 July 2016
ScotRail has put in place contingency arrangements to deliver as many services as possible during periods of disruption. ScotRail has an obligation to ensure appropriate training of competencies for all staff temporarily carrying out conductor duties, and assuring the safety regulator (Office of Road and Rail) of these contingency plans. We are not aware of gateline or station staff being trained to operate trains during industrial action.