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Strike Action Causing Further Disruption This Saturday

Passengers facing more travel chaos as rail workers again take industrial action

Strike Action from Network Rail staff who are part of the RMT union, means that no trains will run north of the central belt on Saturday 8th of October 2022.

The action involves Network Rail Scotland signallers and maintenance staff in safety critical roles and will last 24 hours however disruption is expected on Friday evening and Sunday morning as signal boxes close and reopen.

ScotRail will be running a limited service from 7:30am until 6:30pm:

  • Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High: Two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh to Helensburgh: Two trains per hour
  • Glasgow to Hamilton/Larkhall: Two trains per hour
  • Glasgow to Lanark: Two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts: One train per hour
  • Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath: Two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh to Larbert: One train per hour
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Larbert: One train per hour
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk Grahamston: One train per hour
  • Milngavie to Springburn: Two trains per hour

LNER will not be running trains to or from any station north of Newcastle, with their service south of Newcastle significantly disrupted as well. Avanti West Cost will also be operating a limited service.

Passengers are advice to travel only if necessary and to expect disruption and plan ahead.

You can keep up to date with all information regarding the strikes and the train times by checking the Scotrail Journey Planner or App or by visiting checking their Twitter page.

Anyone who may not be able to make their journey on this day can check the Travelline Journey Planner Tool which can provide alternative forms of public transport, https://www.travelinescotland.com/lts/#/travelInfo.  

For more information visit https://www.scotrail.co.uk/

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