After SNP Transport spokesperson Gavin Newlands MP today claimed in the House of Commons that “Scotrail is actually exemplar for the rest of the UK in how to run a rail system”, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Jill Reilly said:
“It takes some brass neck to make this claim when SNP/Green ministers have just run a big red pen through a third of the timetable, only 47 days after taking over.
“Passengers are losing almost 700 services a day, evening trains are evaporating and the SNP/Green Government have put fares up 4% for the privilege. People are being taken for granted.
“This SNP/Green Government has hit the ground cutting.”