That's it from Holyrood Live on Wednesday 14 November 2018.
ScotRail was handed an advance payment of taxpayer funding despite concerns over falling performance levels, it has emerged.
Bosses of the rail franchise were questioned by a the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee over the quality of service in Scotland.
Scottish Tory MSP Jamie Greene raised the question of whether payments by the Scottish government and Transport Scotland had been brought forward from the due date of April 2019.
ScotRail Alliance director Alex Hynes said: "It's true to say that ScotRail has received some revenue support payments, which it is contractually due from April next year in advance of April next year."
But he insists the company had not received any payments which it had not been due, meaning the overall subsidy amount will not change.