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S5W-20537: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many trains were (a) cancelled and (b) delayed on the Aberdeen- (i) Glasgow and (ii) Edinburgh route on 2 December 2018, which was the day that ScotRail's new timetable came into force, also broken down by the reason for the disruption; whether ScotRail's performance target for the service that day was met, and what discussions it has had with the operator regarding the disruption.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 20 December 2018

The new timetable came into force on 9 December 2018.

On that day, there were 19 services between Glasgow & Aberdeen and 11 between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with no cancellations on either service group. The PPM on that day for these services was 56.7%.

The largest cause of delay was due to congestion at Glasgow and Edinburgh due to late running cross border services impacting on ScotRail services as they entered to Scottish network and a signalling fault at Dyce.

My officials at Transport Scotland have been in daily contact with ScotRail over the operation and performance of the new timetable.