Date lodged: 10 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government which services on the (a) Far North and (b) Kyle of Lochalsh Line will be considered as "golden trains" following the implementation of the ScotRail improvement plan, and when this status will come into force.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 November 2016
ScotRail continually review and amended the services they stipulate internally as "Golden Trains". Performance patterns are altered as operational circumstances change and improvement plans take effect. The purpose of classifying these services at any given time is to minimise the knock on impact any lateness can present to timetabled services later in the day.