NO trains will run in Fife during several days of industrial action next week which ScotRail say will result in "significant disruption" to services.

Network Rail has announced strike action will take place on June 21, 23, and 25 when a very limited number of services will operate on just five ScotRail routes in the Central Belt, with no service on all other routes including the Fife Circle.

Scotrail says the latest dispute does not involve its staff however it will have a major knock-on effect on the train operator’s ability to provide services as the RMT planned action will involve Network Rail staff in Scotland.

Many staff that are due to take part in the planned industrial action occupy safety-critical roles and, as such, it will not be possible for ScotRail to run the vast majority of services.

Services will only operate on five routes and customers are being advised to only travel if they really need to and consider alternative options where possible.

The railway will only be operational between 7.30am and 6.30pm on June 21, 23, and 25.

Services running on these days will be: 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 Final services will depart well before 6.30pm, so customers should plan ahead to ensure they know when their last train will run.

Network Rail will not be unable to open any other signal boxes to operate passenger services on any other routes on the strike days.

Disruption to ScotRail services will not be confined to the days of strike action and will also impact the day following each day of action. On these days, there will be disruption caused by the reopening of signal boxes at different times across the country.

While large signalling centres in the Central Belt will be able to operate from 7.15am, this will not be the case at signal boxes elsewhere and it may well be later in the day before many routes are able to operate as normal. This is particularly the case for routes beyond the Central Belt.

Customers are advised to check the ScotRail app or visit for the latest information before travelling.

David Simpson, ScotRail Service Delivery Director, said: “It is very unfortunate to see such widespread disruption across the whole of the Great Britain rail network and we know this will be frustrating for ScotRail customers.

“Regrettably, this strike action by RMT members of Network Rail means that we will not be able to operate the vast majority of our services during the period of strike action. Customers should expect significant disruption to services next week, including on the days between strike action.

“On the five routes where we are able to operate a very limited service on strike days, we’re advising customers to seek alternative means of transport and to only travel if they really need to.”