Sturgeon needs to get a grip of Scotrail

17 November 2016

There was chaos across Scotland’s railway this morning when a train broke down outside Edinburgh station just after seven o’clock. The incident is simply the latest example of poor performance from an Abellio Scotrail service which goes from bad to worse.

Commenting on the situation ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘the Scottish government response to the rail crisis has been pathetic. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has stood by while Abellio Scotrail takes Scotland’s passengers and taxpayers for a ride.’

Mick added ‘Nicola Sturgeon must take personal responsibility for this situation as her government awarded this contract. She should sack her incompetent Transport Minister. You can’t control what you don’t own so the Scottish government should do the decent thing and return the railway to public ownership.'

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