Abellio ScotRail has shown a pre-tax loss of £64.5m, and has had a dramatic drop in passenger numbers due to Covid-19. The Scottish government will be ending Abellio’s franchise but with no commitment yet to bring it into public ownership.
“The failed Tory experiment of privatisation on our railways is over. What Covid has taught us is that the public services we all rely on are too precious to be hived off to privateers.” – TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes.
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