Colin Smyth MSP
Colin Smyth MSP

Football fans risk being left stranded in Glasgow due to the continuing ScotRail chaos, according to South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth.

ScotRail has said extra services will be added for fans travelling home from Scotland’s semi-final play-off against Ukraine on Wednesday (1 June), however, the last train from Glasgow to Dumfries is at 19.13, which is actually before kick off.

There is also no way of getting back to Tweedbank.

Colin Smyth said: “This is a complete farce.

“Thousands of Scotland supporters risk being marooned in Glasgow due to the failings of the SNP-run ScotRail.

“While ScotRail is scrambling to put on extra service in the central belt, fans in Dumfries and the Borders have no way of getting back on public transport.

“The eyes of the world will be on Scotland during this game and it looks set to be overshadowed by this chaos.

“Rail workers have been going above and beyond to keep things running despite years of poor leadership and failed workforce planning – and in return the SNP and ScotRail are pointing the finger at them, while failing to advertise a single job.

“Public ownership was supposed to be a new start – but instead passengers are being left with higher fares, more cancellations, and the same old excuses.”

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