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RMT Strikes to Cause Disruption to ScotRail Services in Highland Perthshire

RMT members of Network Rail will go on strike this week on the 21st, 23rd and 25th of June, causing disruption to services across Scotland.

During the strike days only a very limited number of services will be operated by Scotrail with all these trains running inside the Central Belt, meaning there will be no trains running in Highland Perthshire on these days.

Speaking on the disruption David Simpson, ScotRail Service Delivery Director, said: “It is very unfortunate to see such widespread disruption across the whole of the Great Britain rail network and we know this will be frustrating for ScotRail customers.

“Regrettably, this strike action by RMT members of Network Rail means that we will not be able to operate the vast majority of our services during the period of strike action. Customers should expect significant disruption to services next week, including on the days between strike action.

“On the five routes where we are able to operate a very limited service on strike days, we’re advising customers to seek alternative means of transport and to only travel if they really need to.”

While services will be running on the 22nd, 24th and 26th it is expected that there will still be disruption expected and passengers are advised to check the ScotRail app or the ScotRail website for the latest travel information.

While the strike action involves RMT members from Network Rail Scotland and cross-border train operators, LNER, CrossCountry, Avanti West Cost and TransPennie Express, with a large reduction in staff including signal operators, causing the impact across all lines and take several out of action.

Services on Strike days will only operate from 7:30am until 18:30pm.

For more information on the strikes vist https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/passenger-disruption/industrial-action.

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