Continued disruption to rail services

Due to strike action by RMT members of Network Rail this week, ScotRail is warning customers to expect significant disruption.
There will be disruption to services over the next few days.There will be disruption to services over the next few days.
There will be disruption to services over the next few days.

Strike action will take place today (Thursday) and Saturday (August 20). This means a very limited number of services will operate on a limited number of ScotRail routes.  While the dispute does not involve ScotRail staff, it will have a major knock-on effect on the train operator’s ability to provide services as the RMT planned action will involve Network Rail staff in Scotland.   Many staff due to take the planned industrial action occupy safety-critical roles and, as such, it will not be possible for ScotRail to run the vast majority of services.  For more information on this, please visit the National Rail website at National Rail Enquiries - Industrial Action. ScotRail has confirmed that it will operate services on 11 routes across the Central Belt, Fife and Borders on the days of strike action, However, the railway will only be operational between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

Final services will depart well before 6.30pm, so customers should plan ahead to ensure they know when their last train will run.   Due to the greater reliance on manual signalling outside the Central Belt, Network Rail is unable to facilitate passenger services on any other routes on the strike days.

Disruption to services will not be confined to the days of strike action and will also impact the day following each day of action – Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21, while signal boxes are reopened at different times .