“Astonishing” 65,000 ScotRail delay repay claims in just nine months

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today lambasted ScotRail’s “dismal” performance and punctuality record, after it was revealed ScotRail paid out over 65,000 successful delay repay claims between January and September 2018.

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North East trains among the worst for punctuality

Trains arriving in Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose and Arbroath are among the most likely to be late, with 1 in 5 trains arriving five minutes or more after the scheduled arrival time, North East MSP Mike Rumbles has revealed today.

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Rural communities at the back of the queue for digital jobs

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on digital connectivity Mike Rumbles MSPs has today urged the Scottish Government to stop focusing on warm words and demonstrate real progress for rural communities by completing 100% coverage of superfast broadband.

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Rumbles reveals ministers didn’t read AWPR contract or sign it off

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has slammed the SNP Government for “lazy and unprofessional practice” after the answer to parliamentary question revealed no Scottish Government minister approved the controversial AWPR contract.

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Contractors invited to give evidence over Scot Govt’s bungling of AWPR

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has written to Aberdeen Roads Ltd (ARL), today, calling on the contractors for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route to give evidence to the committee on 5th December, over delays to the opening of the road and the Scottish Government’s mishandling of the contract.

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Rumbles demands to know who bungled AWPR contract

North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has demanded to know which minister was responsible for signing off the contract for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, after the Scottish Government announced yesterday that a 31.5km of completed road between Cairbstone and Stonehaven cannot be opened because of an agreement with the contractor.

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Transport Minister bypassed by AWPR contractors

Responding to the Scottish Government's statement on delays to the opening of sections of the AWPR, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

"The Scottish Government has made a mess of this contract and now miles of completed bypass are going to be sitting empty.

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Scot Gov will need to get superfast to deliver broadband pledge before next election

North East MSP and digital connectivity spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Mike Rumbles, has called on the Scottish Government to keep to promises made by the SNP in 2011 and 2016 and deliver superfast broadband to every home in Scotland before the next Scottish Parliament election in May 2021.

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Rumbles highlights North East road accident statistics

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles highlighted statistics released today revealing the North East police force division reporting the fifth highest average in the country, between 2013-17, of motorists involved in accidents, at 1,085.

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Rumbles welcomes Aberdeenshire schools securing €81,000 of Erasmus EU funding

Aberdeenshire schools have played a key part in Scotland receiving its largest ever allocation of Erasmus EU funding in 2018. Seven schools are each set to receive a share of €81,000 this year.

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