Scotland’s most skipped rail stations have been revealed, with ten being skipped on more than 100 occasions in a year.
Figures obtained by Scottish Greens transport spokesperson John Finnie MSP show that in 2018 there were 2,131 incidences of stop skipping recorded on ScotRail services.
The rail operator says stops are skipped as an option of last resort when services are running at a delay and could have a knock-on impact on other trains.
The practice is intended to minimise further disruption, but has been criticised for leaving passengers stranded.
Mr Finnie said: “These figures reveal the huge scale of disruption encountered by commuters on a daily basis.
“Stop-skipping is hugely inconvenient to rail passengers often leaving them stranded miles away from their intended destination, which can have serious consequences for people continually delayed on route to work, study or to medical appointments.
“It can also be extremely distressing for young passengers and disabled people who are often abandoned in locations without adequate facilities to meet their needs.
“This is yet another example of the poor management of our railways, Ministers must act urgently and remove the franchise from the abysmal Abellio at the earliest opportunity.”
Earlier this year it was revealed that the number of ScotRail train skipping stops had increased to as many as 20 a day.
They record services that skip stops as ‘part-cancelled’, which is recorded in performance statistics.
The rail operator pledged to minimise the practice in November 2016.