ScotRail Public Meeting

Senior ScotRail executives are set to receive a grilling about the performance of the Borders Railway at a public meeting Galashiels.

The meeting has been arranged by local MP John Lamont to give rail users the opportunity to speak directly to senior ScotRail executives following recent cancellations and overcrowding on the service.

Angus Thom, ScotRail’s Chief Operating Officer as well as David Simpson who is in charge of Operations and Syeda Ghufran the Engineering Director will be attending.

The meeting will take place in the evening to give commuters the opportunity to come along, but it is open to all rail users who want to put their concerns directly to ScotRail.

It is taking place on Thursday 9th May, at 6:30pm in the Small Lecture Theatre at Border College’s Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.

John Lamont MP said: “Cancellations and overcrowding on the Borders Railway continues to be a problem despite repeated assurances from ScotRail that things would get better.

“It is useful that senior figures at ScotRail are now coming to the Borders to hear directly from rail users.

“This will be the first opportunity for commuters and those using peak time services, who I know have been particularly affected, to put their complaints directly to ScotRail.

“Management at ScotRail appear to think it’s ok to cancel services in the Borders in order to transfer staff and trains to the central belt. I’d encourage anyone who is frustrated with the performance on the Borders Railway to come along to Borders College on 9th May to make it clear to ScotRail that the Borders should not be ignored.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 9th May at 6:30pm at the Small Lecture Theatre, Borders College, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE.