The UK is once again set to be affected by rail strikes as services will be altered this week.

On Thursday and Saturday, only around a fifth of normal services will run, and half of the lines will be closed.

On both strike days, trains will only operate for a limited period during the hours of 7:30am and 6:30pm.

Trains will also start later than normal on the mornings following strike days.

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ScotRail August strikes

As it stands, ScotRail will only be running the following services between 7:30am-6:30pm on both Thursday and Friday:

  • Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk High: two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh – Helensburgh: 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
  • Edinburgh – Inverkeithing: two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh – Tweedbank: two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh – North Berwick: one train per hour
  • Glasgow Queen St – Larbert: one train per hour
  • Glasgow Queen St – Falkirk Grahamston: one train per hour
  • Milngavie – Springburn: two trains per hour

Unfortunately, Network Rail will be unable to open any other signal boxes to operate passenger services on any other routes on the strike days.

ScotRail has urged people only to travel if necessary and to expect disruption and ensure they plan ahead.

On the evening before (Wednesday, 17 August), the day in between (Friday, 19 August), and the morning after (Sunday, 21 August) the strike action there will be disruption caused by the closing and reopening of signal boxes at different times across the country.

You can view lists for all cancelled services on the ScotRail website here.