Labour is poised to force a vote 'as early as next week' in the Scottish Parliament in a bid to end the Abellio franchise of ScotRail. Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard said the party plans to take action, saying there is 'no place' for the 'profit motive' on the railway. Earlier this month, the Scottish Government put plans in place to run the railways as an 'operator of last resort' if ScotRail's performance fails to improve. In February, ministers handed ScotRail its second improvement notice in less than two months after passenger satisfaction plunged to its lowest level in 15 years.
Labour is poised to force a vote "as early as next week" in the Scottish Parliament in a bid to end the Abellio franchise of ScotRail.