Busy trains in spotlight
A train that calls at Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Newton has been named as one of Scotland’s 10 busiest services.
However, the route is at its busiest before it arrives in the area.
The 8.18am from Dalmuir to Larkhall was placed 10th on the list.
Despite only having room for 281 passengers, 305 have been counted between Anniesland and Glasgow Central.
The news will shock cramped commuters who embark at Rutherglen and struggle to find a seat.
It is understood only journeys of over 10 minutes are counted, meaning Rutherglen to Glasgow Central would not be considered.
Transport secretary Humza Yousaf said: “The Scottish Government is delivering the most ambitious programme of rail investment ever seen in Scotland, committing over £ 5billion across the current funding period.”
However, Glasgow MSP James Kelly said: “These latest figures will not be of much surprise to anyone who has got the train from Rutherglen to Cambuslang at peak time.
“Despite repeated promises from the SNP government, there has been no improvement in ScotRail’s performance. Local passengers are paying through the nose for a patchy and unreliable service.”