Sunday strikes sees Oban trains cancelled

Oban Railway Station.

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Passengers using services to and from Oban will be affected by cancellations for six consecutive Sundays, ScotRail has said.

Conductors began industrial action on Sunday, March 28 and it will run until May 2 hitting services between Crainlarich, Oban, Fort William and Mallaig.

ScotRail has said it means services will need to be cancelled on ‘several key routes’ and would have a ‘significant impact’ on people who need to travel.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said the action is a fight for ‘equality and justice’ for conductors.

It said it is campaigning for enhanced payments for rest day working and that the action has been ‘forced upon them’ by the pandemic

‘It is the front line workers who have kept trains running at huge personal risk while Scotrail bosses have been tucked away nice and safe,’ the RMT said in a statement.

ScotRail advises passengers check its website for information on individual routes before travelling at https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/passenger-disruption/sunday-strikes-planned