Stations are continuing to be skipped on the railway line to Largs, a new report has emerged.

A total of 21 stations were skipped on the line to Largs in 2019, an increase on 11 in 2018.

These figures are only for inbound services.

Data for trains heading towards Glasgow is not available but would likely significantly increase the figure.

Across Scotland, an average of seven ScotRail trains skipped stations every day, despite Abellio’s promise that they had ended the practice. The data shows that in total 2,660 ScotRail trains skipped stations in 2019, an increase of more than 500 on the previous year.

West of Scotland Green MSP Ross Greer said: “It is extremely disappointing that instances of stop skipping have increased by almost a fifth in a year. In Largs people rely on rail services for work, education, and so much more and it is simply unacceptable that this not only keeps happening but is getting worse after Scotrail told us it had ended. It isn’t unreasonable to expect that your train calls at all the stations advertised. Everyone accepts that delays and cancellations will happen from time to time on a busy network, but we only need to look at other European countries to see how poor the UK’s rail network is by comparison.

“With the climate emergency only getting worse we need to encourage more people out of their cars and onto public transport. Higher fares for a worse service aren’t the way to do that. The Scottish Government could solve these problems for a fraction of the budget it has allocated to unnecessary motorway expansion projects.