Scotrail cancels busy Edinburgh-Glasgow train because crew member failed to show

A rush-hour train from Edinburgh to Glasgow was cancelled this evening - because a crew member failed to turn up.

Thursday, 10th January 2019, 6:37 pm
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 8:20 am
A ScotRail train at the station

Scottish Conservative MSP for Glasgow, Adam Tomkins, was among the passengers affected by the cancellation.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

In a Tweet he wrote: "So the 17.30 Thursday train from Edinburgh to Glasgow is a great one to cancel, @ScotRail, given the number of MSPs from all parties that catch that service. Given political concern about recent performance, well done. #ScotFail"

He added: "Cancelled, we’re told, because a crew member did not turn up. It’s not good enough, @ScotRail

ScotRail responded to the tweet with an apology and said the next train would be at 5:45pm.