ScotRail has announced the reintroduction of a timetable with greater levels of service after the dispute with staff over pay and conditions was concluded with a 5% pay deal last month.
In response to the previous disruption of the strikes, ScotRail, which entered public ownership on April 1, introduced a temporary timetable on May 23 which affected routes across Scotland including Stirling and led to a reduction of services across the country.
In a statement, ScotRail’s service delivery director David Simpson said that the organisation appreciated the patience of the general public during what he described as “a very few challenging few months.”
Simpson added: “I’d encourage customers to check their journey before they travel as our timetable returns to May 2022 levels, particularly given the disruption to services over recent days due to the extreme heat.
“We know how much people right across the country rely on rail travel, so we’re pleased to increase the number of services. Reaching such a positive resolution is a big step forward and everyone at ScotRail can now focus our efforts on providing the safest, greenest, and most reliable railway we can.”
ScotRail has expressed caution as approximately 700 services are reintroduced to rail timetables across Scotland. The heatwave experienced across the UK in the past 48 hours may have some “knock on effects” to service delivery along some routes.
You can check if your journey will be impacted via the ScotRail website here.
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