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Question reference: S5W-17514

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 27 June 2018
  • Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 July 2018


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-17159 by Humza Yousaf on 26 June 2018, which public sector transport providers the Minister met, and when the public sector bidder stakeholder reference group will next meet.


There have been no meetings at Ministerial level with public transport providers other than David MacBrayne Limited about a public sector bid for the ScotRail franchise. Discussions have been held at Transport Scotland official level, with organisations such as Lothian Buses, Nexus and Transport for London. These discussions have helped to inform the Scottish Government's considerations.

The stakeholder reference group for the work on a public sector bidder will be reconvened shortly.