Action on the Tay Tax Welcome
5 April 2013
I welcome the moves by the Scottish Government to reduce train fares to and from Dundee.
The Tay Tax
was unacceptable and it is only right that this anomaly is being removed.
It is important to Dundee's future that we have the best transport links possible.
Important in this is the frequency of services as well as the cost of services.
The return price to Glasgow of £50.50 is just ridiculous and does nothing to encourage people to move from cars to trains.
wants to attract visitors to the city for the V & A at
Dundee or the
Football Academy which will surely come our way in due course then we need to
have better rail services.
I think that we should be looking to improve the services we have making them slightly more affordable is a step in the right direction, but we need to look for more.
improvements which will come at the rail station are welcome but we must have
more regular services and I would like to see local services along the Tay for
It is good that the Scottish Government has listened to concerns raised by Labour politicians and others in Dundee.
This is how the Scottish Government should work.
It would have been good if they had listened on the bedroom tax for example and I am sure that they will listen on the issue of the National Football Academy.
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