RAIL passengers are being warned that services will be “severely reduced” because of fresh strikes by train drivers and other workers in long-running disputes.

Members of the drivers union Aslef will walk out on May 31 and June 3, while the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has called a strike on June 2.

Passengers are being advised to plan ahead and check the times of first and last train times.

This Saturday's disruption will affect people travelling to the FA Cup final at Wembley, the Epsom Derby in Surrey, England v Ireland test match at Lord's and Beyonce's Renaissance tour date at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

On all the strike dates, the vast majority of services in Scotland and Wales will operate normally as ScotRail and Transport for Wales are not involved in the dispute with Aslef. 

However some services are cancelled or altered.

Which train operators are affected in Scotland? 

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • LNER
  • TransPennine Express

Avanti West Coast

  • No services running on any routes on Wednesday 31 May or Saturday 3 June.
  • Fewer trains running on reduced hours on Friday 2 June.
  • Services will be busier than usual, with some knock-on timetable changes on Thursday 1 and Sunday 4 June.


  • No trains on Wednesday 31 May or Saturday 3 June.
  • Limited services on Friday 2 June.
  • Normal services on Thursday 1 and Sunday 4 June.


  • Reduced timetable with no trains running beyond Edinburgh on Wednesday 31 May and Saturday 3 June.
  • Minor changes to timetable on Thursday 1 and Sunday 4 June.
  • Reduced timetable on Saturday 3 June.

TransPennine Express

  • No trains on any route on Wednesday 31 May or Saturday 3 June.
  • Some services cancelled or altered on Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 June.

In total, the RMT, the largest rail union, has gone on strike for 24 days so far, while Aslef has gone on strike eight times.