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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08895
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 7 June 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the environmental impact of removing 700 ScotRail services.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 23 June 2022


Answer

I have not instructed ScotRail to undertake an environmental impact assessment on what is a temporary change. There is positive progress being made on pay negotiations with ASLEF in Scotland, and I am hopeful that additional services will be added in the near future.

I would note that any environmental modelling undertaken but UK government in relation to the UK-wide RMT strikes, has not to this point been shared with the Scottish Government, although I would welcome sight of any such reports.