STRIKE Action Will Shut Down Inverclyde’s Train Routes Again

15 August, 2022 | Noticeboard

INVERCLYDE’S trains will stop running during two days of strike action this week.

Services will not run on the Gourock and Wemyss Bay lines on Thursday (18 August) and Saturday (20 August) because of a pay dispute involving RMT members of Network Rail.

ScotRail say that ,any of the Network Rail staff that are due to take part in the industrial action occupy safety-critical roles and, as such, it is not possible to provide the vast majority of services.  

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 – Inverkeithing: two trains per hour
Edinburgh Waverley – Tweedbank: two trains per hour
Edinburgh Waverley – North Berwick: 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 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 on strike days, as well as the following day. 
“We are able to operate on more routes than on the previous day of strike action, however, we are still only able to run a very limited number of services on these routes, so we’re advising customers to seek alternative means of transport and to only travel if they really need to.”

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