A TEMPORARY train timetable between Helensburgh and Glasgow will be introduced tomorrow, as the dispute with drivers' union ASLEF continues.

The announcement made by ScotRail, will mean fewer trains between local stations, Glasgow and Edinburgh at certain times of the day.

It comes after train drivers' union ASLEF advised in June that it was considering balloting its members working for ScotRail for industrial action in a dispute over pay.

ScotRail said they had fewer train drivers than usual making themselves available to work overtime or on "rest days".

The rail firm said the new move would "provide greater certainty and reliability for customers".

ScotRail said today: "While we are currently recruiting 160 new drivers – the highest level ever – each year to improve resilience, some rest day working and overtime is still needed to deliver a normal timetable. This has historically been the case in the railway and is replicated in other train operators across Britain.

"Reducing the timetable temporarily will mean ScotRail is able to provide a more reliable service for customers instead of late-notice cancellations."

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The temporary timetable will see ScotRail operating around 1,660 services each day Monday to Saturday, which they said was nearly 200 more services than the one introduced in 2022 when there was similar disruption.

The temporary timetable will also provide more than 515,000 seats each day, around twice the number of passenger journeys being made.

The first trains to and from Helensburgh Central will be:

  • 06:36 Airdrie to Helensburgh Central

  • 06:07 Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central

  • 06:48 Bathgate to Edinburgh

  • 05:49 Garscadden to Edinburgh

  • 05:54 Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh

Morning peak service of:

Two trains per hour between Helensburgh and Edinburgh

Core daytime service of:

Two trains per hour between Helensburgh and Edinburgh

Evening peak service of:

Two trains per hour between Helensburgh and Edinburgh

Evening service of:

One train per hour between Helensburgh and Edinburgh

Last trains:

  • 23:56 Edinburgh to Bathgate

  • 22:50 Edinburgh to Garscadden

  • 21:52 Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central

  • 23:32 Helensburgh Central to Airdrie

  • 22:31 Helensburgh Central to Bathgate

  • 21:32 Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh

Other routes impacted included the Balloch-Motherwell, Milngavie-Larkhall and Glasgow Central-Motherwell lines.