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TSSA leader warns of further rail chaos in Scotland this weekend as ScotRail "simply haven't got enough train drivers"

30 August 2019

TSSA Leader Manuel Cortes warned this morning (Friday) of further rail chaos in Scotland this weekend, as trains are cancelled due to industrial action. Cortes said:

"We have had reports this morning about two turns by train drivers in Edinburgh remaining uncovered which has already caused the cancellation of 5 return journeys. In addition, there is also a turn at Queen Street in Glasgow facing the same fate.

“These cancellations aren't down to acts of God. It's ScotRail's ongoing incompetence which is to blame as they simply haven't recruited enough train drivers. It's also clear that our Train Driver Managers’ refusal to drive trains is hurting. Our union remains willing to meet ScotRail any time, any place, anywhere to resolve this dispute.

“Transport Secretary Matheson must call an urgent inquiry into the ongoings at ScotRail. Their incompetence has gone on for far too long and Scottish rail passengers deserve far better than this. Matheson should bite the bullet by bringing these services back into public ownership".

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