As I said yesterday I think that the proposals contained in the SNP Government report on the rail service in Scotland contain some very worrying ideas.
I am particularly concerned that the proposals will lead to more changes of train and fewer direct services to Dundee. I think that having to change trains would have a detrimental effect on the attractiveness of coming to Dundee.
The V & A at Dundee will make Dundee a major destination, a poor train service will not allow our city to capitalise on this potential. We should be doing all we can to develop train services for Dundee not making them worse.
I want good services linking Dundee with the other cities in Scotland and with major cities in England and Wales. I also want to see good local services and have called for the Tay Estuary Rail Study to be implemented giving more services along the Tay from Montrose to Perth.
Good rail services are important for the economic development of our city. Good rail services are important in attracting visitors to our city. Good rail services are important as this would be good for the environment.
Please support Labour's campaign to protect Scotland's railways.