Caledonian Sleeper and ScotRail have followed their English counterparts in accepting Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) negotiated with the Scottish Government. They will last for a minimum of six months.
During this period both CS and SR will receive increased payments to cover operating costs. Transport Scotland deems this as necessary due to reduced revenues. A small management fee will be paid at the end of the variation period, subject to satisfactory performance.
In a letter dated April 9, Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson confirmed there had been an 80% drop in rail use compared with the corresponding period last year.
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