Your correspondents paint a sorry picture of Scotland's railways (Letters, August 18).
The worrying aspect is that all of them are absolutely right.
I've written many times that in Scotland we possess the poorest quality long-distance trains in Europe. The situation is actually worse, with Transport Minister Keith Brown no longer referring to InterCity services, but terming them "interurban". This represents a backward step of 60 years, for interurban was the term used to describe Glasgow tram services beyond the city boundary to Paisley, Coatbridge and Airdrie.
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