ScotRail is reminding customers that the vast majority of its services will operate as normal during the latest UK-wide industrial action this weekend.
Members of the train drivers’ union, ASLEF, plan to take strike action on Friday, 1 September, followed by a withdrawal from non-contractual overtime on Saturday, 2 September.
Members of the RMT union also plan to take strike action on Saturday, 2 September.
The train operator has confirmed that only a small number of ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Carlisle, and between Dumfries and Carlisle will be impacted on Saturday, 2 September, due to train dispatching being carried out by other train operators at Carlisle station.
No ScotRail services will be affected by ASLEF strike action on Friday, 1 September.
ScotRail is encouraging customers to plan ahead as its services will be busier than normal with customers of other train operating companies travelling on ScotRail services.
The industrial action is a result of a dispute between the trade unions and a number of other train operating companies across the UK, and does not involve any ScotRail staff.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail Customer Operations Director, said:
“The dispute between the trade unions and other train operators does not involve any ScotRail staff, which means we’ll be able to run the vast majority of our services as normal during this weekend’s industrial action.
“Only a small number of ScotRail services to and from Carlisle will see some disruption as a result of the planned RMT strike action on Saturday, 2 September, so customers travelling on this route should check their train times before leaving for the station.
“We’d also urge anyone travelling over the weekend to plan their journey in advance, as we’re expecting our trains to be busier than normal with customers of other operators travelling with ScotRail.”