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11.07.16

ScotRail services remain disrupted on day two of RMT strike

ScotRail is running around 70% of services as members of the RMT union entered their second day of strike action in the ongoing dispute over driver-only operated (DOO) trains.

The union, which announced the series of strikes last month, is backing the action over concerns about the operation of more trains without guards. The action follows the breakdown of talks with ScotRail on 6 July.

As RTM reported recently, ScotRail says it still thinks this strike action is “totally unnecessary”.

Phil Verster, managing director of ScotRail, said: “This strike is totally needless. The RMT have refused point blank to talk to us about how we modernise and improve Scotland’s railway. Instead they have hidden behind a national policy that says that nothing must ever change.”

Following this latest two-day strike, the union is planning further action for Thursday July 14, Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17.

ScotRail has a webpage dedicated to the strike action and the services it is running, which can be accessed here.

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Comments

Huguenot   11/07/2016 at 21:39

Oh, this is so Luddite. This is a re-run of the arguments in the mid-1980s when the Class 317s were left languishing in sidings for months awaiting their introduction into service during an identical dispute about DOO on what was then termed the 'Midland City' Line (now Thameslink). That was 30 years ago!

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