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S5W-01678: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 27 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-01080 by Humza Yousaf on 15 July 2016, what proportion of and how many services are permitted to run in a month without a second person on board before the operator incurs penalties.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 August 2016

No services are ‘permitted’ to run without a second person, all services are scheduled to have a second member of staff to be on board. This is reflected in the Franchise Agreement (Schedule 1.4) mandating ScotRail to use all reasonable endeavours to maintain a minimum staffing level for every train service of two members of staff. I refer the member to S5W-01680 on 23 August 2016 that related to the number of services planned to operate each period. All answers to written Parliamentary Questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at: