FEWER than half of ScotRail trains arrive on time across a third of Scotland’s stations, latest figures showed yesterday leading to calls for renationalisation.
According to data from ScotRail, covering the period April 30 to May 27, less than 50 per cent of services were on time...
Tuesday 4th Jul 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
The only way to have a public transport system worthy of the name is to have a fully nationalised railway, says GORDON MARTIN
Thursday 29th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
SCOTTISH Labour revealed yesterday that almost 50 trains a day are cancelled or severely delayed on Scotland’s railways, amid mounting calls for the rail network to return to public ownership.
Figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) showed that a daily average of 49 trains...
Monday 28th Nov 2016
RAIL union RMT asked for urgent talks yesterday on the prospect of ScotRail being brought into public ownership due to the “disastrous performance” of operator Abellio.
RMT made the call in a letter to Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf after he made it clear at the...
Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TRAIN drivers’ union Aslef has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to sack “incompetent” Transport Minister Humza Yousaf in the wake of Scotland’s ongoing “rail crisis.”
The call follows months of severe delays and disruptions across ScotRail...
Saturday 19th Nov 2016
by Steve Sweeney
RMT has demanded rail privateer Abellio be stripped of the Scotrail franchise ahead of today’s rail day of action.
The transport union has called on the Scottish government to set out an immediate timetable for the return of Scotrail to public...
Wednesday 9th Nov 2016
Thousands sign petition against privateer
Thursday 20th Oct 2016
PRISON officers and their union POA have long warned about the dangers of violence in their workplaces and their worries are echoed now by prison governors.
This is no time, in the wake of one death and two critical woundings in Pentonville jail, for ministerial hand-wringing,...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
TRAIN drivers called on the Scottish government yesterday to come clean about plans to improve underperforming operator ScotRail.
The rail company, part of Dutch state operator Abellio, has been criticised for its poor performance and was issued with an improvement notice in September...
Tuesday 11th Oct 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Strike goes ahead after Southern rejects deal
Tuesday 9th Aug 2016