More months of sleeper delays for Northern passengers

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has today hit out at reports that the Caledonian Sleeper is to delay the launch of its new trains on the Highland service to support lowland routes instead.

The company said the trains which were due to be accepted into service in the next few days, will be diverted to support the lowland route between London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, which the company said is experiencing high levels of demand. They will now probably be introduced in September on the Highland route between London and Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William.

Mr Rumbles said:

“This perfectly captures the contempt with which everywhere outside the central belt is treated when it comes to transportation in Scotland.

“This service has been dogged with delays and other problems since its introduction. Now passengers in the north will have to wait months longer for the sleeper trains to reach them.

“Scottish Liberal Democrats will continue to demand better for rail passengers.”

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