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Changes to ScotRail train times due to engineering works

ScotRail Credit: PA

ScotRail are advising passengers in the Borders region of changes to train times ahead of engineering work.

The trains travelling to and from the Borders and Edinburgh will be affected.

Planned engineering works will take place mainly around the Newcraighall area on Sundays 4, 11 and 18 June.

Bus replacement services will be in place.

We appreciate our customers’ patience while we undertake these vital works.

– ScotRail Alliance spokesperson

Sunday train services from Dumfries and Carlisle to new Glasgow stations to begin

Scotrail Sunday services to Glasgow from south west Scotland to start 21st May Credit: PA

Train service provider, ScotRail, has announced train services will run from Dumfries & Galloway and Carlisle to three more stations within the Glasgow region from Sunday the 21st of May.

The stations are:

  • Kennishead
  • Priesthill & Darnley
  • Nitshill

There will be 12 services in each direction on Sundays, offering direct links to Glasgow city centre, Kilmarnock, Dumfries and Carlisle.

It will run approximately every hour, with the first one to call from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock at 8:03am, and the last one calling from Kilmarnock to Glasgow at 7:55pm.

The new timetable will be available to view on the ScotRail website.

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ScotRail strikes put on hold

ScotRail. Credit: ITV Border

Planned strikes by workers at ScotRail in a long-running row over driver-only trains have been suspended to allow further talks to be held.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) were set to walk out for 48 hours from 7 August, then for a further 24 hours on 11 August, and over the weekend of 13 and 14 August.

The action was expected to disrupt commuters and travellers in the Scottish Borders.

ScotRail made a new offer earlier this week, guaranteeing there will be a conductor on every new electrified train.

ScotRail guards to go on strike

ScotRail guards have voted to go on strike. Credit: PA

ScotRail guards have voted to go on strike in a dispute over driver-only trains.

The Rail Maritime and Transport Union says more than 75 percent of its members taking part in the ballot were in favour of a walkout.

The result will now be considered by the union's executive.

ScotRail runs trains between Cumbria and Glasgow via Dumfries and Galloway, and between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

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