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Three Day Rail Strike

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ScotRail has said it will have to cancel 90% of its trains during three days of strike action by the RMT union this week.

The strike by about 40,000 Network Rail staff is part of a dispute over pay, working conditions and redundancies that will badly affect services across Scotland, England and Wales.

The RMT members are holding 24-hour strikes on three days:

Tuesday 21 June

Thursday 23 June

Saturday 25 June

Passengers have been warned that disruption will not be confined to the days of the strike, with the next day also likely to be impacted because fewer staff than normal will be working overnight to get services ready.

ScotRail will run a very limited service on five routes in the central belt, with no trains anywhere else on any of the three strike days.

Trains will only run from 07:30 each morning on the five routes that will remain open, with the last trains departing well before 18:30.

The routes are:

Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk High: two trains per hour

Edinburgh – Bathgate: two trains per hour

Glasgow – Hamilton/Larkhall: two trains per hour

Glasgow – Lanark: two trains per hour

Edinburgh – Glasgow via Shotts: one train per hour

Trains in England and Wales will also be badly affected, including services between London and Scotland on both the East and West Coast mainlines.

Passengers have been urged to only travel if it is necessary, and anyone who does so should plan ahead and expect disruption.

There will not be any replacement buses or taxis throughout the period of industrial action.

Anyone who has bought a ticket they are unable to use will be able to claim a full refund.

Written by: Jill McLaren

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