More Strike Disruption for Train Travellers Over Christmas and New Year

Submitted by edg on Sat, 24 Dec '22 7.57am
Train track under the galleries from Waverley Bridge

Further rail strikes by the RMT union of railway workers will impact Scotrail's network of trains this Christmas and New Year. 

Today, trains from Edinburgh Waverley will start winding down after 3pm, earlier than normal for Christmas Eve. Scotrail has details of last trains from Waverley today here.

No trains will run tomorrow, Christmas Day, which is normal and there will also be no trains on Boxing Day due to industrial action.

On Tuesday, 27 December, routes across the country will see services start up later than normal due to signal boxes opening at different times following industrial action.

Services will stop earlier than normal for the usual Hogmanay closedown.

Train travellers should also be prepared for disruption in the first week of 2023. RMT is striking on 3-4 and 6-7 January and ASLEF (the train drivers' union) is striking on 5 January. 

At the moment, Scotrail says it will be running a limited service between its stations. 

"It is hoped that some additional routes can be added, but customers should check Journey Planner for details before they travel," says Scotrail. 

You can find details of disruption at Scotrail and National Rail. For journeys south of the border check your train operator's website in advance.