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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-27686

  • Date lodged: 30 May 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 12 June 2024


To ask the Scottish Government what the average reduction in journey times has been on each of the national train routes across Scotland in each year since 2016.    


The Scottish Government does not hold the information requested.

The Scottish Government’s High Level Output Specification (HLOS) strategy requires Network Rail to take full advantage of maintenance and renewal works and timetable development processes to enable ScotRail to achieve improved journey times. It is also a requirement of the ScotRail Policy Compendium and Grant Agreement that ScotRail works with Network Rail to deliver a high performing railway, with competitive journey times.

Office of Rail and Road's Annual Assessment of Network Rail, which is published on its website, provides information on average national journey time for year 2022-23:

Annual Assessment of Network Rail - April 2022 to March 2023 ( , which the member might find of interest.