Responding to reports that only one of the fleet of new high-speed trains linking Scotland's cities has been fitted with a human waste tank, meaning human waste will be dumped directly onto train tracks, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:
"Let's not mince words, this disgusting practice was supposed to have ended and the fact that it hasn’t is a travesty for rail workers, passengers and those who live close to our railways.
"The public were promised a new generation of rail travel. Instead we are getting 1970s trains that are dumping waste. The Scottish Government's promises stink."