4 December 2015
RMT Press Office
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the enforced and sudden closure of the Forth Bridge has exposed a severe shortage of capacity on Scotrail with the company now advising people not to travel on their services as they are already rammed out to capacity as travellers seek to find alternative ways to complete their journey. The problem is now expected to last for weeks.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“The sudden and enforced closure of the Forth Bridge has seriously exposed the chronic lack of spare rolling stock and capacity on Scotrail with the company now advising people not to use their services and to stay at home.
“It is a ludicrous state of affairs when the main rail service is tipped into complete meltdown because of passengers seeking an alternative way of completing their journey.
“This situation calls for an immediate review of the capacity and fleet stock on Scotrail so that passengers are not confronted with this kind of chaotic situation in the future.”