Thu 2 Jan, 2020

It’s wrong to ask passengers to pay significantly increased fares when so many have had to deal with poor services over the last year. John Finnie

The Scottish Government should reconsider the rail fares rise following another year of delays, cancellations and overcrowding on ScotRail services, according to Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP.



John Finnie MSP said:



“It’s wrong to ask passengers to pay significantly increased fares when so many have had to deal with poor services over the last year. Delays, cancellations and overcrowding are experienced by passengers all too often.



“It will seem incomprehensible to those travelling between the north, north east and the central belt that their fares are to be increased when the newly refurbished trains they have been promised for so long have failed to materialise.



“Rail commuters are treated as an afterthought by a Scottish Government more interested in building new climate busting roads than investing in rail services.

“I urge Ministers to reconsider this rail fare rise and instead take measures that will encourage more people to use public transport.”

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