INVERCLYDE’S trains will stop running during two more days of strike action.
Services will not run on the Gourock and Wemyss Bay lines for the next two Saturdays (1 and 8 October) because of a pay dispute involving RMT members of Network Rail.
ScotRail say that many of the Network Rail staff that are due to take part in the industrial action occupy safety-critical roles and it is not possible to provide the vast majority of services around the country.
A limited number of ScotRail routes will operate from 07.30. Final services will depart well before 18.30. The routes 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 – 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
On the days following strike action, there will be disruption caused by the reopening of signal boxes at different times across the country. Customers are advised to check before travelling.
David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said: “It’s really disappointing to see more widespread disruption across the whole Great Britain rail network at a time when we need to be encouraging more people back to the railway.
“For ScotRail, it’s going to mean that we won’t be able to operate the vast majority of our services, which we know will be really frustrating for our customers.
“We’re advising customers to seek alternative means of transport and to only travel if they really need to on the day of strike action. Customers should check their journey in advance to make sure their train is running if they’re travelling on the day following strike action, Sunday, 2 October and Sunday, 9 October.”