Train passengers in Highland Perthshire will continue to be affected by ongoing strike action this week, with further disruption expected over the next few days.
Network Rail staff who are members of the RMT union will stage another 48 hour walk out on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of January, affecting Scotrail and LNER services in Scotland. While a separate day of action today, Thursday 5th, by Aselef train drivers south of the border will affect services run by LNER.
Scotrail are running a limited services service today, which is the same as the service which was ran during the strikes on the 3rd and 4th and will continue during the action at the end of the week.
Twelve routes will run from 7:30am until 6:30pm across the central belt, Fife and the Borders, meaning no trains will run in Highland Perthshire.
The routes being run are:
- Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High: two trains per hour
- Edinburgh Waverley – Helensburgh Central: two trains per hour
- Glasgow Central – Hamilton/Larkhall: two trains per hour
- Glasgow Central – Lanark: two trains per hour
- Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Central via Shotts: one train per hour
- Edinburgh Waverley – Cowdenbeath: two trains per hour
- Edinburgh Waverley – Tweedbank: two trains per hour
- Edinburgh Waverley – North Berwick: one train per hour
- Edinburgh Waverley – Larbert: one train per hour
- Glasgow Queen Street – Larbert: one train per hour
- Glasgow Queen Street – Falkirk Grahamston: one train per hour
- Milngavie – Springburn: two trains per hour
Passengers are being warned that the final services will depart well before 6:30pm and that all customers should plan ahead.
The lack of trains outside the central belt, Fife and the Borders is due to a greater reliance on manual signal boxes, with signal staff among those in safety critical roles who are taking industrial action.
LNER will be running an extremely limited timetable on all three days with no trains running north of Edinburgh on any day.
For the latest information on Scotrail services visit https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/passenger-disruption/industrial-action or check their journey planner. Information on how the action will affect LNER services and the amended timetables can be found at https://www.lner.co.uk/travel-information/Industrial-action/