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ScotRail fined over £2million for failing passengers

22 October 2018

Responding to news that ScotRail has been fined over £2million for failing passengers, TSSA leader Manuel Cortes said “Issuing fines is simply recycling public money and does nothing to improve services.

Scottish taxpayers deserve better than simply seeing their money moved from one budget pot to another whilst their trains remain late and dirty and their stations understaffed.

The figures show that Abellio isn’t running our Scottish railway well. Meanwhile the Dutch newspapers have exposed that Abellio makes more money from its British franchises than it does from running the Dutch railways. This is the economics of the madhouse!

Scotland needs radical change if our railways are going to be run for the benefit of our passengers rather than Dutch 'privateer' state. What the SNP needs to do is remove the franchise from Abellio and run Scotland's railway for the Scottish people rather than the Finance Ministry in the Hague'.


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