ScotRail train drivers' disciplinary and alcohol incidents 2015-2017: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01535
Date received: 4 July 2017
Date responded: 25 July 2017

Information requested

Figures on the following four questions:

  1. How many train drivers has ScotRail employed in each of the last three financial years

  2. How many disciplinary incidents has the company carried out in each of the last three years

  3. How many train drivers have been disciplined for alcohol related incidents in that time

  4. How many train drivers have been suspended in each of the past three years (preferably with a breakdown of the reasons for suspension)


In regards to the first question, I can confirm that the number of drivers ScotRail have employed is as follows (all figures accurate at time of issue but subject to fluctuation):

  • 1,124 as of May 2015

  • 1,218 as of May 2016

  • 1,206 as of May 2017

Noting your remaining requests, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact ScotRail at who may be able to help you.

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