There will be no train services in Renfrewshire today as the second of three 24-hour rail strikes begin across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Tens of thousands of rail staff are taking action over pay, redundancies and changes to working practices in the biggest rail strike in decades.

A new round of talks between the RMT union and employers broke down on Wednesday afternoon.

There will be no train services running on any of the lines in Renfrewshire today and there will be no replacement bus service.

However, ScotRail are to run a limited service on five routes in the central belt. Network Rail will be unable to open any other signal boxes outside the central belt on the strike days.

The routes are:

    • Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk High: two trains per hour
    • Edinburgh – Bathgate: two trains per hour
    • Glasgow – Hamilton/Larkhall: two trains per hour
    • Glasgow – Lanark: two trains per hour
    • Edinburgh – Glasgow via Shotts: one train per hour

Trains will only run from 7:30am and end before 6:30pm. Check with Scotrail before you travel.

A third planned strike will take place on Saturday 25th June.

Anyone who has bought a ticket they are unable to use will be able to claim a full refund. You can find out more information on refunds here: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/refunds.

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