Rail passengers heading to the North East have faced severe disruption today, after a lengthy breakdown of the Caledonian Sleeper train due to engine failure between Montrose and Arbroath.
Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson and North East MSP Mike Rumbles said:
“The new luxury sleeper service has been nothing but a nightmare for passengers. Following months and months of delay to the introduction of the new fleet, the service has been plagued with problems and passenger complaints have skyrocketed. Now the trains cannot even be relied upon to reach their destination.
“Tickets are not cheap and many customers use the service to connect to other transport or expect or be able to go straight to work. This breakdown has caused severe disruption to trains across the country and it shows that neither the Scottish Government or our rail operators are capable of managing and running an efficient rail network.”