Staff strikes to cause major train disruption across Scotland 

The latest strike action will see a reduced rail service operate across Scotland on Saturday.

Scottish rail passengers braced for latest wave of strikes as Network Rail action continues iStock

Railway workers are striking across the UK causing major disruption to ScotRail services.

The latest round of RMT strike action will see more than 40,000 union members from Network Rail along with 15 train operating companies across the UK walk out on Saturday.

ScotRail issued a warning to customers telling them to expect significant disruption as a result of the 24-hour strike action, with only limited services being in operation.

Liam Sumpter, route director at Network Rail Scotland, said: “This strike will once again cause significant disruption to passengers, businesses and the wider community in Scotland.

“While we will do all that we can to minimise the impact and to get people where they need to be, passengers should only travel by rail if absolutely necessary.

“Please check your journey in advance as those services that are operating will finish much earlier in the evening.”

What trains are running?

ScotRail confirmed that a similar limited timetable will run to that which was put in place during strike action on Saturday, October 1.

Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central will close much earlier than normal at 7pm on Saturday and services will start later than normal on Sunday.

The routes and frequency of service which will be in operation are:   

West Coast Mainline – limited service.
Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High.
Edinburgh Waverley – Helensburgh Central via Airdrie/Bathgate.
Edinburgh Waverley – Cowdenbeath.
Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Central via Shotts.
Edinburgh Waverley – Tweedbank.
Edinburgh Waverley – Larbert.
Glasgow Queen Street – Larbert.
Glasgow Queen Street – Falkirk Grahamston.
Milngavie – Springburn.
Glasgow Central – Hamilton/Larkhall.
Glasgow Central – Lanark.

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