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ScotRail Services Overcrowded as Scotland play at Murrayfield

4 February 2019

The TSSA today lambasted Abellio ScotRail after passengers on ScotRail took to twitter to express their fury at the overcrowding on the weekendÂ’s rail services between the Central Belt, Inverness and Aberdeen.

Reports include OAPs having to stand for hours, children sitting on the floor outside toilets, and adults crying, having panic attacks and fainting.

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes said, “ScotRail’s service is now beyond a joke. Passengers should be able to buy a ticket and know they can expect a seat for a four-and -a-half-hour journey from Edinburgh to Inverness. But there’s a reason passengers are now referring to the nation’s railway as “ScotFail.”

“You don’t need to be a rugby fanatic to be aware of the Six Nations. The date’s been in the diary for months and Abellio ScotRail should have arranged extra trains to support fans wishing to travel to the match. Instead even pensioners were forced to stand, whilst children sat on the floor by the toilets.

“Nicola Sturgeon should be hauling Abellio and Matheson over the coals for their failures this and every weekend. As we’ve seen today it’s not just the trains that are delayed on Matheson’s watch – his letters are too! He is now in real danger of upstaging Chris Grayling as the Minister for Incompetence!”

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