MORE than 1200 trains were cancelled in Glasgow over a two-week period, according to figures obtained by an MSP.

Pam Duncan-Glancy said she examined data provided by ScotRail which showed the number of cancellations that took place on services to and from Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street station over a fortnight.

The period examined started on Monday, May 9.

She told the Glasgow Times that there were 337 full planned and unplanned cancellations, and a further 94 planned and unplanned part-cancellations, where services began their journey but were terminated before reaching their destination, totalling 431 total planned and unplanned cancellations over the week.

The following week, there were 687 full planned and unplanned cancellations, with a further 95 planned and unplanned part-cancellations taking place.

Duncan-Glancy said: “The number of cancelled trains across Glasgow’s main railway stations is shocking.  

“People rely on rail services to get them to and from work, to travel to appointments and to get out and see friends and family. This service cannot be described as reliable at all.  

“Only a month after the service was taken into Government control, we are already seeing chaos on our railways. The SNP needs to get its act together, listen to workers and take action to both reinstate services and avoid a repeat of these sky-high cancellation figures.” 

This comes as ScotRail moved to a temporary timetable on Monday, causing further issues for travellers.

The rail operator, which was nationalised in April, introduced the reduced timetable amid a pay dispute with train drivers’ union Aslef.

The row has led to drivers refusing to work overtime and on rest days, with ScotRail cutting more than 700 services across the country.

The move has seen the last train on many routes departing before 8pm.

In response to the reduced timetable, David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, apologised to customers for the disruption.

He added: “We’re keen to resolve the dispute as soon as possible and the timetable will operate for as long as it needs to in order to provide a more dependable service. 

“There will be a review of the timetable and if we’re able to return it back to normal, or make improvements, we’ll make sure we advise customers through our usual channels, the website, our mobile app, and social media.” 

ScotRail has been contacted for comment in regards to the planned and unplanned cancellations.