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Network Rail Strike Action to Cause Further Disruption to Trains

Network Rail staff who are part of the RMT Union will be striking on Saturday, 5th of November with further strikes on both Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th of November.

The disruption will see significant disruption to train routes in Highland Perthshire with ScotRail running no trains north of Fife and LNER running no trains north of Edinburgh.

Liam Sumpter, Route Director, Network Rail Scotland, said: “We will continue to do all that we can to get people where they need to be during these strikes.

“Once again passengers, businesses and the wider community in Scotland will face significant disruption but I’m pleased that service levels will remain similar to those on previous strike days.

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

As will previous strikes the limited Scotrail service will run between 7:30am and 6:30pm, on the following routes:

  • Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High – Two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh Waverley to Helensburgh Central – Two trains per hour (on 5 November this will operate Edinburgh Waverley – Dalmuir only due to pre-planned engineering works)
  • Glasgow Central to Hamilton/Larkhall – Two trains per hour
  • Glasgow Central to Lanark – Two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Central via Shotts – One train per hour
  • Edinburgh Waverley to Cowdenbeath – Two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank – Two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh Waverley to Larbert – One train per hour
  • Glasgow Queen Street – Larbert – One train per hour
  • Glasgow Queen Street – Falkirk Grahamston – One train per hour
  • Milngavie to Springburn – Two trains per hour

The train operator is warning customers that the final services will depart well before 18.30, so customers should plan ahead and ensure they know when their last train will depart.    

The disruption is also expected to be felt on the days between the strikes with services starting later as a result of signal boxes and stations being reopened. Passengers are asked to check before they travel on these days.

ScotRail are also asking customers attending the Scotland v Fiji at Murrayfield on Saturday to plan ahead if they’re travelling to the game by train.

Long queues are expected at the stations when heading to and from the game due to the limited service in place. A very limited service will be in operation after the final whistle so customers should consider alternative options if they’re not back at the station promptly as travel cannot be guaranteed.

Customers are advised to check the ScotRail app or visit scotrail.co.uk for the latest information before travelling, with information available on LNER services at https://www.lner.co.uk/travel-information/Industrial-action/

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