Scotrail cutting more services

Scotland’s main train operator is planning to cut a number of services meaning it has cut the number of trains by a fifth since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis.

The Scotsman newspaper says that from Sunday 13 December 272 trains per day will not operate on Scotrail services although some busier trains will get extra carriages.

The Scottish Government has urged people to minimise travel and peak hour commuting has sharply reduced as people work from home or on flexible hours.

The Scotsman says Saturdays are now the operator’s busiest day of the week.

ScotRail operations director David Simpson told The Scotsman, “We are currently in the process of looking at a revised timetable that allows us to continue delivering that reliable and vital rail service, but better reflects the reduced demand and changing nature of travel in Scotland and the need to ensure value for taxpayer money.”


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