Fri 22 Feb, 2019

Scottish Greens Transport spokesperson John Finnie MSP has today (22 Feb) revealed Scotland’s most skipped rail stations.

Figures obtained from the Scottish Government by Mr Finnie show that in 2018, 2,131 incidences of stop skipping were recorded on ScotRail services, with ten stations being skipped on more than 100 occasions. 

The ten most skipped stations in 2018 were:

1. Drumry - 166

2. Anniesland - 158

3. Westerton - 142

4. Coatbridge Sunnyside - 122

5. Falkirk High - 119

6. Edinburgh Park - 107

7. Singer - 107

8. Dalreoch - 104

9. Cambuslang -102

10. Dumbarton East - 101

John Finnie MSP said:

“These figures reveal the huge scale of disruption encountered by commuters on a daily basis. Stop-skipping is hugely inconvenient to rail passengers often leaving them stranded miles away from their intended destination, which can have serious consequences for people continually delayed on route to work, study or to medical appointments. It can also be extremely distressing for young passengers and disabled people who are often abandoned in locations without adequate facilities to meet their needs.This is yet another example of the poor management of our railways, Ministers must act urgently and remove the franchise from the abysmal Abellio at the earliest opportunity.”

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