Skip to main content

Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14363: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 2 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the Caledonian Sleeper will be an “iconic Scottish railway journey, available to all - from back-packers to business travellers”, as highlighted in the Transport Scotland publication, Caledonian Sleeper Rail Franchise, and what its position is on whether travellers on limited budgets are less favoured in the design, operation and pricing structure of the new fleet.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 February 2018

The Caledonian Sleeper will continue to offer a quality product for those on a limited budget as well as for business travellers. The new trains will contain the same seating capacity as the current trains and those choosing to book reclining seats on the new trains will benefit from significantly enhanced facilities compared to the current trains.