The case for free public transport

The Scottish Socialist Party is a proud advocate of a world-class, fare-free public transport system for Scotland. Transport has undergone enormous changes in recent decades, both in Scotland and across the world. Some have been cyclical: in Scotland’s capital, trams were built, dismantled, and then reintroduced. In other areas, we have seen consistent trends like […]

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SCOTTISH SOCIALISTS OPPOSE PRIVATE SCOTRAIL FRANCHISE

Colin Fox, national SSP spokesman, today echoed union criticism of the Scottish government’s decision to award the Scotrail franchise to Dutch firm Abellio rather than taking it back into public hands. He said: “Like the rail unions we believe that Scotland’s railways should be in public ownership and public investment in them devoted to improved […]

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