Fife rail services to improve 'after next weekend'

There could be some good news on the horizon for commuters in Fife as the boss of Scotrail has provided reassurances services will improve shortly.

Alex Hynes has told politicians that five to six carriages will be rolled out across the Fife circle as soon as possible.

The rail operator has told Kingdom FM News new carriages are currently being refurbished at its depot in Kilmarnock.

The new was broken to Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser who said: “I met Alex Hynes, Managing Director of ScotRail, at the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Aberdeen and was pleased to hear him giving a commitment that things will improve for commuters in Fife when they introduce trains that have five to six carriages.

“Some of those currently running have only three carriages, which led to part of the problem with overcrowded trains.”

“Mr Hynes told me that another part of the problem with the rail service had been caused by staff training, which led to some trains being cancelled. 

"He told me this training is due to finish by next weekend, so the standard of rail service should improve after that."

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