Neither SNP nor Conservatives can be trusted to run our railways

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's strikes by the RMT union which will shut down the majority of Scotland's rail services, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Jill Reilly said:

"These strikes will be incredibly frustrating for rail passengers. One set of strikes has only just ended when another begins.

"Wednesday's strikes are happening because UK ministers froze pay for thousands of rail workers in 2020, and these workers are now in a cost-of-living crisis like everyone else. The government, the railway companies and the unions need to get back round the negotiation table to avert strike action. 

"Both Scottish and UK governments should also commit to keeping fares down - otherwise with inflation at record levels passengers could be facing a 10% fare rise in January.

"Neither Conservative nor SNP ministers can be trusted to deliver a rail service that runs when it is supposed to and arrives on time. Britain deserves better."

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