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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13181: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many trains were (a) cancelled or (b) delayed by the northbound Caledonian Sleeper breakdown on the single track north of Dalwhinnie on 6 November 2017, and what the total delay minutes were.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 December 2017

As a result of the breakdown of the Caledonian Sleeper locomotive north of Dalwhinnie on 6 November, ten ScotRail trains were cancelled in full and eight more in part; three trains which completed their journeys were delayed for more than five minutes; and ScotRail services as a whole incurred 417 minutes of delay.