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TIME TO END THE RAIL ACCESS CHARGE RIP-OFF

I challenged the UK Government over the exorbitant track access charges inflicted on the Scottish rail network.


The Scottish Government has brought Scotrail back under public control, but being forced to pay bill of £354 million a year to UK-Government-owned Network Rail simply to access rail tracks and double what any other train operator in the UK pays and with Scotrail itself paying nearly a quarter of the total rail access charges.


This impacts Scotrail’s capacity to increase investment in rail infrastructure and is unfair to Scottish passengers and taxpayers. A fair funding formula is well overdue to stop this rail rip-off.


Watch the exchange below 👇.



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