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Strike Action to Cause Further Disruption on Scotland’s Trains

RMT announces two further rail strike dates in August

Rail passengers in Scotland are set to face another day of disruption as RMT announce further strikes across Great Britain in a separate dispute with Network Rail and other train operators.

On Wednesday 27th of July Network Rail Scotland signallers and maintenance staff who work in safety-critical roles will go on strike, with further strikes planned for the 18th and 20th of August.

Scotrail have confirmed that that the following services will run on the 27th of July from 7:30 am until 6:30pm. However, the last train will depart well before 6:30pm.

  • Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High – two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh to Bathgate – 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

Due to the strike action signal boxes on other route will not be open or operation meaning that no trains will run north of the central belt.

Scotrail are asking passengers to only travel if necessary due to the limited service and that anyone who does travel should plan ahead and expect disruption.

On Thursday 28th of July there will also be significant disruption caused by the reopening of signal boxes across the county. The main signalling centres at Yorker, West of Scotland and Edinburgh will be operational from 7:15am but manual boxes elsewhere may not be operational until the early afternoon, this is particularly the case outside the central belt.

Passengers will be able to keep up to date with all train times via the Journey Planner on the Scotrail App, and can keep up to date by checking the Scotrail twitter or Website, https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/passenger-disruption/industrial-action.

Information regarding the action on the 18th and 20th of August will be provided in the coming weeks.

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