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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21671: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-20822 by Michael Matheson on 24 January 2019, whether any additional steps have been taken to prepare for the use of an operator of last resort for the ScotRail franchise (a) in the last year, (b) since the remedial notice was issued on 24 December 2018 and (c) since a second remedial notice was issued on 8 February 2019.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 28 February 2019

Transport Scotland continues to keep under review the two Operator of Last Resort (OLR) companies and necessary documentation that is in place to ensure that a state of readiness is maintained in the event that either of the two current Scottish franchise operations requires to be operated by an OLR company.