Glasgow train strikes: All rail companies affected by the national strike and which dates will strikes happen?

Glasgow rail services may see further disruption today due to strike action.

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People travelling to and from Glasgow today may have their journeys disrupted as further strike action is scheduled to take place.

This comes after RMT organised strike action for mid-June, which resulted in 40,000 workers taking part.

The same amount of workers are expected to participate in the action today.

Rail workers stand on a picket line during the RMT strike on 27 July 2022Rail workers stand on a picket line during the RMT strike on 27 July 2022
Rail workers stand on a picket line during the RMT strike on 27 July 2022

More strikes are expected throughout the summer as the dispute between workers and rail companies, due to pay and working conditions, continues.

So, what services from Glasgow could be affected by the strikes?

Here’s everything you need to know about the strike action.

Why is the strike action taking place?

Earlier this year around 40,000 RMT members who work for Network Rail and other train companies in the UK were balloted to vote.

There was a huge turnout of voters with 89% of those voting voted in favour of strike action and 11% voting against.

Mick Lynch, RMT general secretary, released a statement explaining the reason behind the strike: "Railway workers have been treated appallingly and despite our best efforts in negotiations, the rail industry with the support of the government has failed to take their concerns seriously.”

"We have a cost-of-living crisis, and it is unacceptable for railway workers to either lose their jobs or face another year of a pay freeze when inflation is at 11.1pc and rising”.

What has RMT said about the strikes?

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The rail industry and the government need to understand that this dispute will not simply vanish.

"They need to get serious about providing an offer on pay which helps deal with the cost-of-living crisis, job security for our members and provides good conditions at work.

"Recent proposals from Network Rail fell well short on pay and on safety around maintenance work.

“And the train operating companies have not even made us a pay offer in recent negotiations.

"Now Grant Shapps has abandoned his forlorn hopes for the job of Prime Minister, he can now get back to his day job and help sort this mess out.

"We remain open for talks, but we will continue our campaign until we reach a negotiated settlement."

What Glasgow trains will be affected?

After careful inspection of the list of  companies in which workers are confirmed to be taking part in the strike it seems that disruption within services to and from Glasgow is higly likely.

Customers are advised to check with their train company before travel and keep up to date on the latest updates via their website.

The following companies frequently operate to and from Glasgow:

  • Avanti
  • Cross Country Trains 
  • LNER

Which companies will be affected?

  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross Country Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • LNER
  • East Midlands Railway
  • c2c
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern Trains
  • South Eastern
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Avanti West Coast
  • West Midlands Trains
  • GTR (including Gatwick Express)

When will the next rail strikes be?

There will be a separate strike carried out by Aslef union on Saturday 30 July.

Aslef union members at the following companies will take strike action:

  • LNER
  • Chiltern 
  • Northern
  • TransPennie Express 

Further strike action from the RMT union has also been confirmed.

The union has also announced two additional days of strike action this summer that will take place on 18 and 20 August.