Scottish Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesman, Mike Rumbles, today welcomed the announcement that the North East will have a dedicated rail team to address the regions long standing rail transport issues. Though the North East MSP has cautioned that the area needs action and not just words.
Mr Rumbles comments follow today’s announcement by Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, that the team led by Transport Scotland would seek to improve rail transport connectivity.
Mr Rumbles said:
“I welcome any steps taken to improve journey times, passenger satisfaction and capacity and the establishment of the rail team is a step in the right direction.
“However Mr Yousaf must be mindful that rail transport is an important and long neglected issue in the North East and local people will not be satisfied with mere words. The North East needs action to dramatically improve our rail links.”