ScotRail has announced that their trains will remain alcohol-free zones.
The proposal follows the Scottish Government’s National Conversation on Rail, which began in April this year when the Scottish Government took ownership of Scotrail.
MSPs, rail unions and members of the public have been invited to discuss the future of Scotland’s rail services as the Government aims to create an improved service.
In April, Transport Secretary Jenny Gilroot said: “It is clear that much work remains to be done – and collaboratively – to ensure the long-term sustainability of rail operations in Scotland to best meet the needs of all of us to represent the people.
“I want to start a national conversation about what our new beginning for ScotRail should look like – an affordable, sustainable, customer-focused rail service for passengers in Scotland in a post-pandemic world.
“I also take the issue of women’s safety on public transport very seriously and we will be consulting with women and women’s organizations across the country to better understand their experiences and how we can improve our public transport system to make it more safe and pleasant for them. use.”
Since the ban was introduced in November 2020, ScotRail customers have been unable to consume or carry alcohol on Scotrail trains at any time of the day.
The ban also allows ScotRail staff to deny boarding to passengers deemed unfit to board a train due to alcohol.
ScotRail said the ban was initially put in place to ensure that as many people as possible followed the rules of physical distancing and wearing face masks.
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