Question reference: S6W-08985
- Asked by: Ariane Burgess, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party
- Date lodged: 9 June 2022
Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 15 June 2022
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider extending the Fair Fares review to include the Aberdeen-Inverness train line, in light of the public ownership of ScotRail and in order to tackle congestion on the A96 and reduce carbon emissions.
The Scottish Government is undertaking a Fair Fares Review to ensure a sustainable and integrated approach to public transport fares as the country recovers from the pandemic.
The Fair Fares Review will look at the range of discounts and concessionary schemes which are available on all modes including bus, rail and ferry across the whole of Scotland. The Fair Fares Review will also take into account the cost and availability of services, and will consider options that take cognisance of the relative changes to the overall cost of travel. Public transport services between Inverness and Aberdeen, including rail services, will therefore be considered as part of the wider review.