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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00887: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs could be lost if the class 385 trains that have been ordered by ScotRail are configured for (a) driver-only or (b) driver-controlled operation.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 July 2016

As part of the ScotRail franchise contract there is a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies throughout the franchise term. Staffing levels are an operational matter for ScotRail.