Green MSP Ross Greer has called for urgent action as the latest statistics show that despite the decrease in numbers of both trains and passengers, only 56.2% of services arrived into Paisley Canal on time in the last 12 months.

Scotrail’s monthly statistics have shown an improvement in performance across the rail network, but many lines, including the Paisley Canal line are still showing significant problems.

Ross Greer, West of Scotland MSP, said: “A significant reduction in both the frequency of trains and the number of passengers should have resulted in an improved overall performance, given congestion on the lines is much less of a problem. These statistics show just how deep the problems with our rail network are though. Scotrail staff have done an incredible job during the pandemic but the network clearly needs much more investment, including on the Paisley Canal line.

“Having Scotrail brought back into public ownership will help. We need to go further though and build a modern, zero carbon rail system, like the Scottish Greens proposed in our Rail for All plan. That means upgrades to local rail services like to Paisley Canal.”