Date lodged: 22 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it will address the reported poor punctuality at rural railway stations.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 7 December 2016
The Scottish Government has put in place a process to monitor the delivery of ScotRail's Performance Improvement Plan. This includes challenge to ScotRail on the progress made towards delivering the initiatives, assurance reviews and an analysis of progress reports provided.
I refer the member to the recently published Performance Improvement Plan on the ScotRail website. In the rural area the actions include signalling equipment performance, track renewals, fleet improvements and detailed operational planning reviews.