Train passengers are angry at a practice known as ‘stop skipping’ by ScotRail when trains are running late, according to an MSP

Bill Kidd, Anniesland SNP MSP, raised the concerns of people in Drumchapel who wait for trains that do not stop but instead rush through the station.

Mr Kidd said the practice not only angers commuters and travellers but is damaging to the reputation of ScotRail and the ScotRail franchise.

He asked the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf about it in the Scottish Parliament.

It is estimated that around 20 trains a day across the ScotRail network skip scheduled stops.

Earlier this year the Transport Minister told rail bosses it was not good enough.

At the end of last year more than ten trains a week at Drumchapel Station were not stopping when they were supposed to.

Mr Yousaf said the situation has improved and that was down to ten over four weeks at the end of March, beginning of April.

The Minister said he wanted to see it all even further.

He said One of the recommendations from the recent Donovan review of performance was a specific initiative detailing a series of steps to recover performance following disruption to services, and changes in operating policy to reduce the skipping of stops.

“I am pleased to advise the member that since the start of the year, the percentage of services running across the rail network that have been affected by the practice of stop-skipping has reduced from 1.1 per cent to 0.5 per cent, and we expect that figure to reduce further in the coming months.”

Passengers are angry as it makes people late for work or they miss appointments.

Others are unable to get off at the stop because it is only decided to skip the stop after they have boarded.

Mr Kidd said: “I asked that question to emphasise the damage that Abellio is doing to its own reputation and, by extension, to the ScotRail franchise, due to this practice.

Mr Yousaf added: ““I think that it is important, and I agree with the member that there is nothing more frustrating to the passenger or commuter than being on a train and seeing it whiz by its stop.

“It does reputational damage, and that is why the Donovan review is important.”