Date lodged: 24 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason ScotRail's annual average figures record that one in five trains arriving or terminating at Aberdeen station are more than five minutes late.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 2 May 2019
Performance problems at Aberdeen are particularly disappointing given the unprecedented increase in service level, rolling stock and infrastructure investment for Aberdeen. Over the last few periods, 8 out of 10 trains have arrived at Aberdeen Station within PPM. However it isn’t surprising to note that over half of the performance issues (55%) impacting Aberdeen services over the last year is down to Network Rail’s infrastructure issues. As I have said on many occasions it is critical that all parts of the railway system are delivering on contract and regulatory requirements to improve service reliability for passengers.