Date lodged: 21 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of the so-called golden train services that will be in operation following the implementation of the ScotRail improvement plan.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 November 2016
ScotRail require flexibility to review and amend the services they stipulate internally as “Golden Trains”. Performance patterns are altered as operational circumstances change and improvement plans take effect. The purpose of classifying these services at any given time is to minimise the knock on impact any lateness can present to timetabled services later in the day.