Only 12 months after the Scottish Government handed the Scot Rail service to Abelio the service has been struck by another crisis. East Kilbride Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Paul McGarry has called for a government review of the contract and how cutbacks have affected the service for East Kilbride. Only 54% of services to East Kilbride arrived on time since SNP awarded Abelio the contract.
Paul commented “ We need urgent action to increase capacity and reliability for this service. Regular commuters are getting a raw deal from the SNP on this and they must take action to ensure this service is fit for purpose.”
Following intervention from Paul McGarry Abelio have confirmed that they are seeking to introduce new trains that will increase the capacity and speed on the East Kilbride Line.This is something that will be under continuous review by the Scottish Lib Dem group.