ScotRail introduces Sunday timetable

A temporary rail timetable has been introduced for Sundays to try to provide greater certainty and reliability for customers

By
Mark Dowie
Friday, 3rd June 2022, 12:04pm
ScotRail introduces Sunday timetable

This follows ScotRail’s introduction of temporary timetables for Monday – Friday and Saturday.
The train operator said it has brought in the temporary change as a result of a significant number of drivers declining to make themselves available for overtime or rest day working following a dispute about pay.
Like many train operators across Britain, ScotRail has relied on drivers working overtime or on their rest days. In 2019, it committed to employing more drivers to phase out the reliance on this practice, however, the pandemic meant that driver training was significantly delayed.
The changes to the timetables follow an announcement by the drivers’ union ASLEF that its executive committee has rejected an improved pay offer.
Customers will be able to see the new temporary timetable for Sunday on the website and app.
All temporary timetables can be viewed on the ScotRail website.
David Simpson, service delivery director, said: “We’re sorry to customers for the disruption on Sundays over recent weeks so this temporary timetable will provide greater certainty and reliability for customers. We’re asking customers to check their journey on our website, mobile app, and through our social media channels as train times will have changed.”
“We’re incredibly disappointed and frustrated that ASLEF bosses have rejected this improved pay offer."

It’s astonishing that they will not even put this offer to their members.
“Our substantially improved pay offer reflects the cost-of-living challenges faced by families across the country, while balancing it against the need to provide value for the taxpayer.
“We have offered to meet ASLEF but, in the meantime, would urge them to reconsider this offer in the interest of their members and the future of the railway in Scotland.

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