Scotland’s train operator ScotRail to be nationalised

Scotland’s train services are to be run by a public sector body, the Scottish government has announced Dutch firm Abellio will stop running the ScotRail franchise at the end of March next year.

Abellio has been running the franchise since 2015 but had its contract ended early amid criticism over cancellations and performance levels. All ScotRail staff will transfer to the new Scottish government-owned entity.

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