No improvement in punctuality at Tweedbank

The latest ScotRail figures have shown there has been no improvement in punctuality at Tweedbank Station.

Figures show that nearly 1 in 7 trains (14%) still do not arrive or depart within 5 minutes of their scheduled time at the station.

Between April and October, the number of trains arriving and departing within the 5-minute window fell by 1.4%, indicating that the actions taken by ScotRail to improve performance on the Waverley Line is not having a positive effect.

Recently, Transport Minister Michael Matheson, agreed to waive Abellio ScotRail’s performance benchmarks until June next year, which raised concerns that punctuality will continue to slip.

 

Rachael Hamilton MSP said:

“Hard working commuters deserve better than this, and it is not unreasonable for people to expect services to run on time.

“Progress on improving punctuality on the line is stalling, and we must see a solution to tackling this sooner rather than later.

“The decision to allow a temporary waiver on standards by the SNP is simply unacceptable given the recent figures which show that reliability on ScotRail trains was at its worst level for two decades.

“Paying passengers will be disappointed to learn that nothing has changed despite the SNP Government claiming they are on top of things”