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S5W-01887: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 11 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-24253 by Derek Mackay on 30 January 2015, in light of the plan to replicate the approach in the Netherlands to reduce the pressure on on-board cycle spaces, for what reason the West Highland Line is not served by the ScotRail Bike & Go scheme.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 29 August 2016

ScotRail have introduced Bike & Go at stations based on criteria, such as footfall, local plans for cycle access, proximity of cycle destinations (leisure and employment) etc, and are engaging with third parties in order to extend Bike & Go to other locations across the country.In addition ScotRail have put in place arrangements with local cycle hire companies in Fort William and Oban which offer discounted cycle hire to ScotRail customers travelling to these destinations.