Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Sam 60103, Nov 18, 2021.
So a lot of very annoyed passengers from far and wide.
Jacobite stock move with 37676 + 7 on route to Fort William seen at Scout Green.
We're booked on the Jacobite next Thursday, 18th August. All of the Scotrail services have been removed from RTT, however as it stands both Jacobites are shown as running.
I assume it's only a matter of time before these are formally cancelled, I can't see how they can run during the strike.
If the strike is ASLEF then as long as other staff are working, ie signallers, then there is nothing to stop the Jacobites running but don't take my word for it, check with WCR.
The strike on Thurs is RMT. Looks like no trains north of the central belt.
If the strike goes ahead then Banavie signalling center will be unmanned and the canal bridge will be left swung for canal traffic. No way for the Jacobite to operate on RMT strike days. If negotiations are on going then the service will not be cancelled untill NR say it cannot run. But contact WCR about Thursday if you want to reschedule to a non strike threatened day.
Thanks for clarifying the situation Peter.
That was my understanding too, I was just surprised that Scotrail had already proactively cancelled everything leaving only the Jacobite runs in the schedule.
We're on quite a tight schedule in our motorhome travelling an extended NC500, so on this occasion we'll just have to find something else to do in the Fort William area on Thursday.
The difference being that Scotrail have many RMT staff who will be on strike that day whereas WCR would be working normally if that were possible. It is for NR to cancel the workings if WCR are not to carry the cost burden of the cancellation
No ScotRail staff will be on strike that day. No ScotRail grade in the RMT Union have been balloted for strike action, let alone returned a vote.
Any ScotRail staff rostered out for Thursday and Saturday will be turning up to their booking on location as per normal, just in areas North of the Central Belt there will be no trains for them to operate.
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