TSSA Condemns ScotRail Fares’ Rise

ScotRail Train in a station

Transport and travel union TSSA has criticised the Scottish Government’s decision to raise ScotRail fares by 4.8 per cent. 

 The increase will take effect from 3 July and excludes season and flexi tickets. 

TSSA Organiser for ScotRail, Gary Kelly said: “This announcement is bad news for anyone hoping to ditch the car this summer. Increasing rail fares is only going to put people off travelling by train in the middle of a cost of living crisis.  

“The SNP like to talk the talk about net zero targets but they can’t walk the walk. We need a fares freeze for everyone if we want to get serious about greening the economy and a public railway run in the public interest.  

“The first act of the incoming Transport Secretary, Màiri McAllan, should be to scrap this increase immediately.” 

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