Date lodged: 11 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with representatives of David MacBrayne regarding a public sector bid for the ScotRail public transport franchise.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 June 2018
The Scottish Government has held a number of discussions about the rail franchising process in Scotland over the last 18 months with David MacBrayne Limited (DML) and with other existing public sector transport providers. The Minister for Transport and the Islands has updated the public sector bidder stakeholder reference group accordingly, and further updates will be provided to that group after the summer recess. The Scottish Government will also update the Scottish Parliament on this matter.