Protests over­rail show­ing

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

Cam­paign­ers have called for the Dutch firm in charge of ScotRail to be stripped of the fran­chise.

A demon­stra­tion de­mand­ing ser­vices be brought into pub­lic own­er­ship was held at Glas­gow Cen­tral Sta­tion, and came af­ter of ScotRail’s boss apol­o­gised to cus­tomers at the week­end for the firm’s “un­ac­cept­able ser­vice”.

And the cam­paign will have healthy sup­port from com­muters on the East Kil­bride line, which has been a source of con­ster­na­tion for some time. But there is light at the end of the tun­nel, af­ter it was con­firmed in­vest­ment in the route re­mained on track.

We told you in Oc­to­ber how the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment con­firmed they had “pri­ori­tised” the line for en­hance­ment works.

Cam­paign­ers have long called for im­prove­ments to the line be­tween the town and Glas­gow – with local politi­cians call­ing for elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of the route.

This, along with dual track­ing of the line, were put for­ward dur­ing Net­work Rail’s last route study.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.