CLACKS commuters are being warned of further travel disruption this week with no trains set to leave Alloa amid strike action.

ScotRail is warning that strike action by Network Rail staff in the RMT union on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, January 4 and onward, will have a major impact on the train operator’s ability to provide services.

It is understood that, similarly to previous strike days, no trains will coming in or out of Alloa on the affected days with services running on 12 routes.

David Simpson, ScotRail Service Delivery Director, said: “It’s really disappointing to see more widespread disruption across the whole Great Britain rail network as a result of the dispute between Network Rail and the RMT at a time when we need to be encouraging more people back to the railway.

“For ScotRail, it’s going to mean that we won’t be able to operate the vast majority of our services between January 3 and 7, which we know will be really frustrating for our customers.

“We’re advising customers to seek alternative means of transport and to only travel if they really need to on the days of strike action.

“Customers should check their journey in advance to make sure your train is running.”

On strike days, two trains an hour will run from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High.

Other routes from Waverley will include to Helensburgh Central, Glasgow Central via Shotts, Cowdenbeath, Tweedbank, North Berwick and Larbert with one or two trains an hour.

From Glasgow Central people will be able to get on the routes to Hamilton/Larkhall, Lanark, Larbert and Falkirk Grahamston while two trains an hour will run on the Milngavie to Springburn line.

The latest round of strikes was announced after the latest pay offer from Network Rail bosses was rejected by members.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said at the time: “This is a huge rejection of Network Rail's substandard offer and shows that our members are determined to take further strike action in pursuit of a negotiated settlement.”

Liam Sumpter, route director for Network Rail Scotland, added: “We understand the frustration and inconvenience this latest round of strike action will cause for our customers.

“We are sorry for the disruption passengers will face throughout the festive period and would urge those who need to travel to plan their journey and check what services are running in advance.”

The days following strike action could also see some disruption due to the re-opening of signal boxes.

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