National conversation will help shape the future for rail
Speaking in a statement to Parliament today, Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth confirmed the transition of ScotRail services into public ownership will take place on the 1st April.
The Minister also invited elected members and rail unions to take part in a national conversation on the future of rail services, to help shape the creation of an affordable, sustainable, customer focused rail passenger service in Scotland, in a post pandemic world. Information on how people can get involved will be provided in the coming weeks.
She added that she is looking forward to working closely with wider partners including women’s organisations and British Transport Police to improve the public transport system, make it safer and build on the work already underway.
The new company will, like most other public sector, arm’s length operations, benefit from Public Sector Pay Policy.