Scotland’s railway can finally be run in the public interest

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TSSA welcomed ScotRail’s return to public ownership today (Friday) saying “Scotland’s railway can finally be run in the public interest.”

TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said, “Now that the unhealthy drive to make a profit has been taken out of running ScotRail, Scotland’s railway can finally be run in the public interest – as it always should have been.

“The last 25 years has seen too many decisions made that serve shareholders rather than the public – decisions like laying off the engineering staff who service and maintain trains which contributed to the awful winter of delays in 2018.

“We must ensure that any decisions made in the future are made in the public interest. That’s why I’m calling for the new board of Scotrail to have passenger, local authorities and workers representatives on it.”

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