Liz questions Transport Minister on the “Stop Skipping” Scandal

 

During Question Time in the Scottish Parliament, Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Liz Smith, grilled the Transport Minister on trains skipping stations in Fife.

In response, Humza Yousaf, confirmed that the issue of congestion in Fife, inaccurate noticeboards and skipped stops would be put on the agenda for a meeting between ScotRail officials and MSPs next month.

Liz, has been following the Dunfermline Press’ “Crush Hour” campaign closely and believes that commuters in Fife deserve more from their rail service.

Commenting following General Questions Liz Smith MSP said;

“I was pleased to hear the Transport Minister concede that there are clear issues on our railways and I look forward to raising Fife specific concerns with officials and the Minister during a meeting next month.

“Commuter services in Fife are performing well below the level passengers expect and it’s important that campaigners and politicians maintain pressure on the Government.

“Ultimately, the Scottish Government has allowed the situation to get so bad that passengers no longer trust timetables or the information given on noticeboards.

“Commuters in Fife deserve a reliable, efficient and cost effective rail service and I intend to ensure that this is delivered.”