ScotRail introduces emergency timetables

ScotRail is introducing a temporary timetable from 23 May to combat driver shortages caused by staff not working overtime or on rest days.

The move is in response to an ongoing dispute over pay with drivers’ union Aslef.

The publicly owned operator has offered drivers a 2.2% increase in pay and a top-up revenue sharing agreement which SR claims could provide an extra £195 for all staff. 

At the time of writing, SR was only able to provide a temporary timetable for Mondays to Fridays. As an example of the scale of the cuts, just too trains per day will run on the Far North and Kyle of Lochalsh lines.