Scottish Labour calls for action on ScotRail performance

Fewer than half of ScotRail services arrive on time at as many as 20 stations across Scotland, new figures have revealed.

The latest data from ScotRail, covering the period May 28 to June 24, shows that under 50 per cent of services were on time at these stations.

Scottish Labour's Neil Bibby MSP has called on SNP Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to demand improvements from ScotRail over the summer, to prevent a repeat of the chaos that blighted the network last autumn and winter.

Public satisfaction with ScotRail is at a 14-year low and passengers are losing patience with Humza Yousaf’s failure to act. They are fed up with overcrowded, delayed and cancelled trains.

Humza Yousaf cannot allow a repeat of the chaos that blighted the rail network last autumn and winter, and that means getting on top of performance when weather is better during the summer months.

There are 73 stations listed in the ScotRail performance report. Of those, 20 stations recorded an on-time performance of less than 50 per cent. On-time is the percentage of services which arrive within 59 seconds of their arrival time, having called at all stations on the route.

The 20 stations are:

  1. Arbroath 38.7%
  2. Ardrossan Harbour 26.5%
  3. Balloch 48.9%
  4. Bathgate 48.2%
  5. Carnoustie 38.6%
  6. Dalmuir 45.6%
  7. Elgin 40.8%
  8. Girvan 41.3%
  9. Helensburgh Central 49.3%
  10. Lanark 43.7%
  11. Largs 32.2%
  12. Markinch 43.0%
  13. Milngavie 26%
  14. Motherwell 49.2%
  15. Partick 44.5%
  16. Paisley Canal 41.2%
  17. Tain 45.4%
  18. Tweedbank 46.1%
  19. Whifflet 48.3%
  20. Wick 40.9%