Date lodged: 21 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the impact on Scotland of services on the East Coast Main Line being taken into public control.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 29 May 2018
My immediate concern is to ensure there is no slide in the provision or quality of services, and that the interests of Scottish passengers are protected. I also want to ensure the staff involved will have their terms and conditions and pension arrangements protected, with the relevant trade unions being consulted.
I have also written to the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP seeking representation on the newly created board to oversee the operation of the new service.