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Fourth day of disruption

More strikes likely if ScotRail talks break down

Waverley station passenger ticket gateRail workers are threatening more strikes if talks with ScotRail on Monday fail to reach agreement.

Passengers suffered a fourth day of disruption as more than 250 trains – one in four – were were either cancelled or operated a reduced service.

Further strikes are already planned for the next three Sundays.

However, Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) Scottish organiser Mick Hogg said the action could be escalated if there is no progress on plans to downgrade conductors’ roles on new trains.

The talks follow the breakdown of negotiations with the conciliation service Acas last wseek.

ScotRail wants drivers to control the doors on a new electric fleet due to be brought into service from next year. It says more than half its trains operate in this way already.

 



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