Early day motion 2758

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SCOTRAIL

That this House is alarmed by Transport Scotland's Rail 2014 consultation on the future of the Scotrail franchise; notes that the document proposes to stop all cross-border services from running beyond Glasgow and Edinburgh and therefore grant Scotrail a monopoly on Scotland's railway; further notes that it also proposes to reduce services and force more interchanges; is shocked that it plans on shielding Scotrail's profits from the wider economy by introducing a risk support mechanism where no real risk exists and in order for dividends to shareholders to remain massive; is appalled at the proposal tocut the numbers of ticket officestaff, conductors and catering staff; is deeply concerned that the proposal for a massive increase in fares to an RPI + three per cent. formula will have a negative effect on both the economy and efforts to encourage modal shift; and believes that the proposed separation of the sleeper services from the main franchise will greatly reduce the quality of service for the travelling public.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 28.02.2012
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 28.02.2012
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 05.03.2012
Harris, Tom Labour Party Glasgow South 28.02.2012
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 23.02.2012
McDonnell, John [R] Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.02.2012
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 28.02.2012
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 28.02.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 28.02.2012