The international arm of Dutch railway company NS is under fire in Scotland for providing a poor service after figures show 24 out of 75 services in August were late more often than they were on time.
NS unit Abellio took over the contract to run ScotRail services in April 2015. Now, however, opposition parties in Scotland say the agreement should be ripped up.
‘Profits which are going overseas at the moment should be invested in services and rolling stock in Scotland,’ Labour’s transport spokesman Neil Bibby told the Daily Record.
The figures also show one in five services – about 450 trains – were cancelled last month.
Scotland’s transport minister Humza Yousaf told the paper the government had written to the ScotRail alliance ‘demanding an action plan’, the paper reported.
Abellio is 100% owned by the Dutch government.
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