Rail companies are “failing dismally” to help families with young children travel, according to a new report.

And, according to a study, ScotRail were one of the worst in the UK.

Thirteen firms were assessed on factors such as the availability of dedicated space for unfolded pushchairs, step-free access, baby changing facilities and information for families.

Only five scored more than two out of eight points in analysis by the Campaign for Family-Friendly Trains. ScotRail were one of four firms getting just one point each.

The campaign called for areas on board for unfolded pushchairs to help passengers travelling with young children.

No operator was found to have a dedicated area for unfolded pushchairs.

Campaigners also want rail firms to make it easier for passengers to get on and off trains.

The report concluded: “Overall, train operating companies across the UK are failing dismally to support families with young children.”

Jacqueline Starr, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which represents operators, said: “We’re reviewing what changes we could make to improve journeys for families.”