Major ScotRail disruption across Scotland amid ongoing pay row with staff

Hundreds of trains have been cancelled on Sunday
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Train services in Scotland after facing significant disruption on Sunday (July 7) amid an ongoing pay dispute between ScotRail and drivers' trade union ASLEF.

A total of 243 services have been cancelled, with the rail operator making several timetable alterations. Approximately 75 per cent of services are expected to run.

Following a warning from drivers' trade union ASLEF on June 24, that it may ballot for industrial action over pay, there has been an ongoing impact with fewer train drivers than normal being available for overtime or rest day working.

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On Friday, July 5, ASLEF informed ScotRail that it would recommend a ballot of its members to its Executive Committee over pay, writes the Daily Record.

As a result of disruption across Scotland, the following services will only run once an hour: Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh; Glasgow Central - Lanark; Balloch - Motherwell; and Milngavie - Larkhall.

Services are also not calling at: Airbles, Barnhill, Alexandra Parade and Duke Street stations.

A handful of services have been cancelled from Aberdeen as a result of the dispute, with ScotRail warning of disruption across other routes.

Passengers are advised to check their journey planner before making their journeys on Sunday.

Mark Ilderton, ScotRail Service Delivery Director, said: "We're sorry for the inconvenience caused to our customers. We know how frustrating it is when cancellations occur.

"We hope that these service alterations will give customers some certainty and reliability when planning their journeys.

"Customers should check their journey on our website and mobile app before they travel and should also bear in mind that services will be busier than usual.

"We want to resolve the pay dispute matter with trade unions and will remain fully committed to further discussions."