Scotland’s railways in the hands of Scotland’s people

LOCAL MSP WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER SCOTRAIL Local MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the announcement that the SNP Scottish Government is taking over the running of the country’s rail franchise. ScotRail services will move into public sector control when the current franchise with Abellio expires – expected to happen in March 2022. Transport Secretary […]

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Inverclyde MSP supports British Transport Police to raise awareness of face covering rules on public transport

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde supported the British Transport Police (BTP) in calling for people to respect their fellow passengers on trains and wear a face covering. With a few limited health exceptions, face coverings are now mandatory on public transport, including train stations. Commenting, Stuart said: “In the wake of the First […]

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Inverclyde approach sees end of the line for IBM Halt

As of 9 December 2018, train services between Glasgow Central and Weymss Bay will no longer call at IBM Halt following joined-up pressure from local stakeholders. Since IBM staff left the Spango Valley site in September 2016, trains have continued to stop at the station, resulting in the area becoming a hot stop for anti-social […]

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McMillan’s Pressure Sees ScotRail Deliver Free Journeys

Today, Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan can confirm that ScotRail will offer a free trip anywhere in Scotland, per month, for season ticket holders on Inverclyde routes as compensation for the old Class 314 trains currently running on the lines. Mr McMillan met with the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, to discuss the temporary […]

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McMillan raises rail issues with ScotRail CEO

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has been highlighting Inverclyde’s rail network issues – meeting with the Transport Minister and a number of representatives from ScotRail on the matter, including its Chief Executive yesterday. During yesterday’s drop-in session at the Scottish Parliament, which allowed MSPs to raise local issues directly with ScotRail’s CEO, Mr McMillan […]

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MSP asks for rail discount on Inverclyde routes

Stuart McMillan MSP has asked Transport Minister Humza Yousaf for a discount on Inverclyde to Glasgow rail routes at a recent meeting. Mr McMillan said: “I have been contacted by a small number of constituents who have adversely been affected by the old Class 314 trains in use locally. Recently, there has been a deterioration […]

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