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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15946: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 17 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the impact of the reported delay in the rollout of ScotRail's planned (a) new and (b) refurbished rolling stock to (i) the rail network and (ii) passengers.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 3 May 2018

ScotRail has put in place many measures such as maximising availability of existing fleets, rearranging maintenance as well as offering discounted rail fares on the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Airdrie/ Bathgate line to ensure that they maintain service provision and communicate these alternative plans to passengers allowing them to make informed choices. Refurbished rolling stock continues to be returned to service on schedule and both the HST and class 320/4 trains will be phased into service from this summer onwards.