A Dundee councillor is seeking assurances that plans to introduce more trains at Broughty Ferry will not be derailed by technical faults.
Liberal Democrat Broughty Ferry member Craig Duncan wrote to ScotRail Managing Director Alex Hynes after the train operator was forced to withdraw all of its new class 385 Hitachi trains from service.
The fleet was introduced in July and had been operating on the Edinburgh/Glasgow line, but locomotives were removed from service for testing after engineers found a technical fault in one of them.
Mr Duncan said he fears this could lead to a shortage of trains available to deliver the additional services promised for Broughty Ferry.
He said: “ScotRail has made promises that the introduction of these new trains would release rolling stock which would ensure the delivery of the enhanced timetable for Broughty Ferry services.
“It is therefore very concerning the new trains have already been taken off due to technical faults.”
Their introduction was supposed to provide enough capacity for ScotRail to deliver an hourly services between Dundee and Arbroath that stops in the Ferry.
A ScotRail spokesman said: “We’re confident the additional services at Broughty Ferry will be delivered as planned.”