With disruption set to hit most people, here is how you can claim from Scotrail’s delay and repay guarantee.
The strikes, which are taking place on Saturday, October 1, October 8 and October 10, will mean severely reduced service during the industrial action.
ScotRail has urged customers to avoid travelling unless absolutely necessary, saying: “We’re advising customers to seek alternative means of transport and to only travel if they really need to on the day of strike action. Customers should check your journey in advance to make sure your train is running.”
A handful of reduced routes will be in operation during these strike dates.
Routes that will be in operation and their frequency
⚠️Our services will be significantly affected by strike action by RMT members of Network Rail on 1 & 8 October. These limited services shown below start at 07:30 & end at 18:30. Services running 1 October can now be viewed on our app & website. More info > https://t.co/egic1eZvR4 pic.twitter.com/nKPZhsTukN
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) September 30, 2022
Only 11 routes across the Scottish Borders, Fife, and the Central Belt will run.
Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High: two trains per hour
Edinburgh Waverley – Helensburgh Central: two trains per hour
Glasgow Central – Hamilton/Larkhall: two trains per hour
Glasgow Central – Lanark: two trains per hour
Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Central via Shotts: one train per hour
Edinburgh Waverley – Cowdenbeath: two trains per hour
Edinburgh Waverley – Tweedbank: two trains per hour
Edinburgh Waverley – Larbert: one train per hour
Glasgow Queen Street – Larbert: one train per hour
Glasgow Queen Street – Falkirk Grahamston: one train per hour
Milngavie – Springburn: two trains per hour
Edinburgh – North Berwick services, which had been in operation on previous strike days, will not run due to planned engineering works along the route.
How to claim for ScotRail’s Delay Repay scheme
If you are delayed for more than half an hour, ScotRail offers to give inconvenienced travellers their money back.
If a connection train is missed because of a delay, then a refund can be given for that journey as well.
To claim this, you will have to apply for a refund within 28 days of the delay.
However, ScotRail does not normally give refunds for tickets if customers were warned of delays before they bought their tickets, so refunds will be based on the new strike timetable.
Claims can be made online.
How much can be refunded?
The refund given is based on the length of the delay.
A 30 to 59 minute delay would see 50% of your single ticket and 25% of your return recouped.
Delays of 1 hour to 1 hour and 59 minutes would see the full cost of your single and 50% of your return refunded.
2 hour delays or more would see the full cost of your single and return ticket refunded.
How to contact ScotRail?
ScotRail operates a 24-hour service which monitors the tracks and stations to ensure customers are safe.
They can be contacted through the station helplines or contacted via 0344 811 0141 between 7am and 10pm. Out with these hours, they can be contacted on 0141 335 5240.