23 May, 2012
MCNEIL REQUESTS URGENT MEETING WITH SPT
Local MSP Duncan McNeil has requested an urgent meeting with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) in light of the news that the vessel for the Gorouck to Kilgcreggan route will only be able to sail with a maximum of 12 passengers.
The Labour MSP recently raised the issue of the government taking responsibility for the ferry route in Parliament.
Duncan McNeil said;
“This situation we have at present is completely unacceptable and there are a number of questions that need to be addressed not least of all relating to the procurement process”
“There are also questions about, the specification of the ship, whether the crew are properly certified and whether SPT have the ability to run a ferry service.”
“I hope to make a submission as part of the strategic ferry review asking the government to consider taking responsibility for the service”
“I also believe that Audit Scotland need to look into the ferry service procedures that are in place”
“Under SPT’s stewardship passengers have witnessed a reduction in the quality of the service and this is completely unacceptable.”