ScotRail has confirmed that its services will be unaffected when members of the train drivers' union, ASLEF, take part in industrial action.
Members of ASLEF at a number of train operating companies across the UK plan to take strike action on Saturday, 30 September and Wednesday, 4 October.
The trade union’s members will also withdraw from non-contractual overtime on Friday, 29 September, and from Monday, 2 October to Friday, 6 October.
ScotRail services will not be impacted on these dates as the industrial action is a result of a dispute between the trade union and a number of other train operating companies across the UK, and does not involve any ScotRail staff.
ScotRail’s services in Ayrshire remain disrupted following the fire at the privately owned, former Ayr Station Hotel on Monday, 25 September.
Trains between Glasgow Central and Ayr terminate and start back from Prestwick Town, and trains between Stranraer and Ayr terminate and start back from Girvan, with replacement buses operating between Prestwick Town and Ayr, and between Girvan and Ayr.
As of Thursday, 28 September, services remain impacted until it is safe for Network Rail engineers to inspect the infrastructure, including the railway track, signalling equipment, overhead wires, and Ayr station building, and repair any damage.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail Customer Operations Director, said:
“This dispute does not involve any ScotRail staff. It is between ASLEF and other train operators, which means we’ll be able to operate as normal when the union takes strike action on Saturday, 30 September and Wednesday, 4 October.
“We’ll also operate as planned between Monday, 2 October and Friday, 6 October, when the trade union’s members withdraw from non-contractual overtime.
“However, services in Ayrshire remain impacted by the recent fire at the former Ayr Station Hotel.
“Anyone planning to travel to or from Ayrshire should keep an eye on our website, app, and social media feeds for the latest travel updates.”