Scotrail faces summer of industrial action passenger transport. Driveronly operation on scotrail early day motions. A few announcements i recorded on the inverclyde line, fife circle line and at glasgow queen street. Essentially, when the passengers see the train, it will look like a new one, says tait.
Oct 05, 2016 workers on scotrail have voted to accept a deal to settle a dispute over the role of guards on trains. Download the app rail indepth special reports read now. Man on train line in greenock sparks scotrail disruption. Leave waverley station by the market street exit and turn right. Jun 25, 2016 it said a majority of its members had voted for strike action in a ballot with a 75% turnout. Scotrail faces summer of industrial action passenger. Visit lothian buses travelshop corner of market stwaverley bridge to collect your tour ticket. Dec 18, 2019 scotrail peak ticket fares to increase in 2020.
An automatic passenger count system will also be fitted. If you think youd be a good fit with us, and you live. More strike action planned in scotrail dispute business insider. I worked for scotrail british rail for 33 yrs as a train driver before taking early retirement in dec 2016. Scotrail announces new strike action dates the scotsman. Scotrail news, views, gossip, pictures, video daily record. Scotrail was responsible for all passenger services that operated wholly within scotland. Jul, 2017 lower growth can be attributed to product and market issues. Services from south of the border via the east coast and west coast main lines remained the responsibility of intercity. Sep 21, 2016 in addition scotrail confirm that trains operating these services will not run without a competent conductor on board. Im also wondering if they need a certain number of applications before they can start the sift. Scotrail services between glasgow central and gourock will be affected. Driver only trains work perfectly well in other areas of the uk and in other countries. Argument still raging over driver only operation 12.
Jul 01, 2016 scotrail staff to launch fresh strikes. The nuts and bolts of the argument originate from plans by govia thameslink railway gtr owner of the southern franchise to increase the number of its services that use driveronly operation doo, whereby the train driver rather than the conductor opens and closes the doors and dispatches the train from a station. Scotrail enginners are working to stabilise and repair the embankment on a stretch of the kilmarnock to dumfries track. Driver controlled operation of passenger trains dco, sometimes referred to as driver only operation, is where the train driver is in control of the opening and closing of the trains doors. Members of the rail, maritime and transport rmt union backed the proposed agreement by 101. But without a guard on the train, are there risks for passengers that. The rmt claimed the outcome was a major breakthrough in the battle against driver only operation. The lack of service reliability caused by traincrew absenteeism and strike action in response to the introduction of driver only operation can be seen to have caused adjacent franchises such as south west trains to suffer an annual user decline of 3.
Image caption the dispute centres on the introduction of additional driveronly operations. It will coordinate mainline upgrades, resignalling, rolling stock replacement and major projects. Scotrail is synonymous with rail travel in scotland by providing reliable and easy transportation to visitors and residents alike. Abellio is to be stripped of the contract to run scotrail services after being criticised over rising fares, overcrowding, late services and cancellations. Rail union rmt today demanded answers from scotrail on rail safety, and a rolling back of the introduction of driver only operation, after an appalling incident at east dumbarton on a saturday night when a man fell between the. Scotrail dispute resolved after staff accept deal over guards uk. Scotrail fleet projects and contracts manager chris tait says this includes improved handrails and toilet operation, wheelchair ramps and two spaces for wheelchairs.
The union said it had no choice but to add two further 24hour walkouts on sunday july 24 and sunday july 31 after discussions via the advisory, conciliation and arbitration service. Nb at larger stations station despatch is also used, to the driver for doo and dco, and to the guard for operations where the guard is responsible for the train. Scotrail accused of trying to hoodwink workers in driver. Oneman operation omo, also known as driver only operation doo, one person operation opo, single person train operation spto, or oneperson train operation opto, similarly to driver controlled operation, is operation of a train, bus, or tram by the engineer or motorman alone, without a conductor. Thameslink this mode is the same as 5 operationally, but a guard is not employed, so reducing the train crew complement to 1. After a short spell as a kids entertainer conducting parties and bouncy castle hires, i have decided to seek full time employment again within the rail industry as i had worked there for three quarters of my life and feel its still a. So we always without a sunday shift exceed the 35hrs week rule as a standard which has been agreed by our union aslef. Oct 05, 2016 scotrail dispute resolved after staff accept deal over guards. With extensive training and development for our colleagues, there has never been a better time to join us.
No scotrail services operate between carlisle and newcastle. Jun 23, 2016 visualisation of scotrails new at200 trains scotrail is facing a summer of industrial action after the rmt union called conductors strikes on seven days from june 21 to july 17 over the companys plans to extend driver controlled operation to new electric services in the central belt. As train drivers our shifts are 10 hrs long and we all work 4 days on a rolling week. Driver controlled operation of passenger trains dco, sometimes referred to as driver only operation, is where the train driver is in control of the opening and. This estimate is based upon 3 scotrail train driver salary reports provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. Rmt confirms ballot on scotrail over driver only operation rmt. Why only 2 carriages on when its peak time and there are christmas shoppers.
Rail union rmt confirmed today that preparations are now under way for a ballot of guards across scotrail for industrial action over the extension of driver only operation and driver controlled operation. In reality, the driver will now open doors and conductors close them, leaving the company part way. The debate over driveronly operation rumbles on in the uk, with its. The government agency in charge of scotlands railways has approved the use of driver only operation on scotrail services using the airdrie to bathgate line. Uk, germany and the netherlands established in 2002 by ns dutch railways. Rail union rmt confirmed today that it has served notice on the company and will begin a ballot of guards across scotrail for industrial action over the extension of driver only operation and driver controlled operation. General secretary mick cash said the rail operator had sent staff a pack. Scotrail dispute resolved after staff accept deal over guards.
Running from whifflet to wishaw in passenger service, removing the requirement for a 6minute task chk6, taking the train out of service at wishaw and running ecs from wishaw to whifflet to respect the signalling limitations at wishaw and absence of driver only operation equipment for sending a glasgowbound service from the carstairsbound. Rmt union members working for scotrail are taking part in a further two days of strike action. I enjoyed my time at scotrail very friendly staff we got very good training on all aspects of the job you were doing. Scotrail alliance scotrail and network rail serco caledonian sleeper ltd.
Assorted scotrail train and station announcements youtube. Scotrail has made a new offer aimed at averting fresh strikes in a long running dispute over driveronly trains, said the rmt union workers are. Glasgow edinburgh via carstairs and shorts are covered by central, edinburgh and motherwell drivers. It also operated services across the english border to carlisle, and from 5 march 1988, took over operation of the caledonian sleeper services to london euston. Image caption about 60% of services are running on southern and 70% on scotrail. Scotrail services have been hit by a series of strikes over proposals to introduce driveronly operated electric trains from next year, in a dispute with close parallels to one at southern rail. The turns involve a mix of driver only and traditional conductor and driver working. A total of 70 units have been built, divided into 46 threecar and 24 fourcar sets. Lower growth can be attributed to product and market issues. Jun 25, 2015 the turns involve a mix of driver only and traditional conductor and driver working. The dispute concerns driveronlyoperation trains, where the driver is asked to close the doors at stations, instead of the onboard conductor. Scotrail glasgow 2020 all you need to know before you go. The first walkout was held on tuesday in a dispute about driveronlyoperation or doo trains.
Jul 18, 2016 more strike action planned in scotrail dispute. Apr 15, 2016 rmt goes into dispute and prepares to ballot on scotrail over driver only operation. All software products downloaded from any section of this website or via a link. Mick whelan, general secretary of train drivers union aslef, says safety is his biggest concern. There seems to be little end in sight to the dispute between the rmt and first scotrail over staffing arrangements for trains on the new airdrie to. Scotrail talks offer amid strike dismissed as stunt. Feb 22, 2020 no access to the toilet, there was no way you could fight your way down the train to reach it. Scotrail train driver shift patterns railuk forums. It not only consists of the wiki that youre reading now, but a busy online forum and mailing list, which is accessible to anyone who registers. The unions want to draw a line in the sand over something called driver only operation doo, where the driver.
Scotrail services have been hit by a series of strikes over proposals to introduce driveronly operated electric trains from next year, in a dispute. Jul 16, 2016 image caption the dispute centres on the introduction of additional driver only operations. The rail, maritime and transport rmt union has announced a further two days of strike action in its ongoing dispute with scotrail over driveronly trains. Drivers strike halts all southern rail services for third.
The first walkout was held on tuesday in a dispute about driver only operation or doo trains. Rmt members accept scotrail deal over guards bbc news. Our publicly owned rail company will steer network planning and. In addition scotrail confirm that trains operating these services will not run without a competent conductor on board. Show your return train ticket to the bus driver keep the ticket for your return train journey edinburgh bus tours. Abellio in 7 steps rail and bus services in europe in a bid to operate market operations in three countries. The railway is part of the fabric of our nations economy and wellbeing. They are a very customer oriented company the only part of the job that was disheartening is the drunks and troublemakers that frequented the station i worked mainly at motherwell station. The heat was unbelievable and you charge for this dread to think what could happen if there was an accident.
The lack of service reliability caused by traincrew absenteeism and strike action in response to the introduction of driver only operation can be seen to have caused adjacent franchises such as. The british rail class 385 is an electric multiple unit built by hitachi rail for abellio scotrail. Workers at scotrail vote to accept a deal to settle a dispute over the role of. There seems to be little end in sight to the dispute between the rmt and first scotrail over staffing arrangements for trains on the new airdrie to bathgate line. Mr cash said that the development is more than just a victory for scotrail, it is a victory for the defence of the role of the guard and a step forward in our continuing campaign against driver only operation. Abellio scotrail, operating services under the name scotrail, is the dutchowned national train operating company of scotland. A further two days of strike action hits scotrail services. The term doo driver only operation has created mayhem in railway circles recently, with much publicised industrial action taking place that has caused misery to thousands of rail travellers. Scotrails broad range of mpasses offer the flexibility to traverse scotland as you please with flexible and consecutive options through simply scanning the pass from your phone. Driver controlled operation dco office of rail and road. Rail is britains market leading modern railway magazine. From focussing cleaning on key customer touchpoints on trains like grab rails, door buttons, tables, arm rests, taps, toilets and sink surfaces to sourcing and distributing.
This website is owned and operated by abellio scotrail ltd, whose registered. Matheson said following extensive and rigorous analysis, the decision was taken not to continue the contract for the full 10 years, adding. Probe after police transport body on glasgow passenger train. You could be part of the scotrail team and help to deliver great experiences for our customers and scotlands growing railway network.
Rmt confirms ballot on scotrail over driver only operation. A train driver who was sacked after he admitted smoking cannabis on holiday, two months before he was involved in an accident at waverley station, has won his fight for being unfairly dismissed. Scotrail advertising global is the market leader in outdoor advertising on transport networks throughout scotland. Widespread comment has appeared in the national and local press, rail magazines, radio and tv programmes. Since 2008, it is the permanent name of the scottish franchised rail services, regardless of the train operating company that operates them, which since 2015 is abellio scotrail. Our publicly owned rail company will steer network planning and investments. Improvement plan to build the best railway scotland has. Choose one of edinburgh tour, majestic tour or city sightseeing.
Rail and bus tickets allow you to book train and bus travel together, making it easier to. Scotrail makes fresh offer in bid to avoid strike over. That this house welcomes the fact that passengers on the scotrail network benefit from the protection of a highlytrained railway conductor or guard. Scotrail driver only trains dispute ends heart scotland. Platforms 5 and 6, to the east of the station, and 12, to the west, have been extended as waverley for lners new azuma trains and scotrails new class385s, the work not only enables these longer trains to run, but increases the flexibility of the station and improves the reliability of the infrastructure. Thats going to raise costs on london commuter services. Scotrail and southern train strikes hit both ends of uk. May 19, 2016 the rmt union has accused scotrail of trying to hoodwink its members in a dispute over driveronly train services.
Workers on scotrail have voted to accept a deal to settle a dispute over the role of guards on trains. A subsidiary of abellio, it has operated the scotrail franchise, taking over from predecessor first scotrail from 1 april 2015. The survey is being conducted in accordance with the market research society code of conduct. The issue is the commission the guards will loose when they cannot sell tickets on trains. This estimate is based upon 1 first scotrail train driver salary reports provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. Rmt demands answers from scotrail on safe train operation after appalling incident at east dumbarton on saturday night. Scotrail services have been hit by a series of strikes over proposals to introduce driver only operated electric trains from next. This is where the driver is asked to close the doors at stations, instead of the onboard conductor. Abellio is stripped of scotrail franchise two years early. The group is for any rail enthusiast interested in the railways and trains of scotland. I can confirm that i have, today, issued a notice to inform abellio scotrail of the decision. Conductors to stay on scotrail routes railnews todays. Visualisation of scotrails new at200 trains scotrail is facing a summer of industrial action after the rmt union called conductors strikes on seven days from june 21 to july 17 over the companys plans to extend driver controlled operation to new electric services in the central belt. Dec 16, 2016 drivers strike halts all southern rail services for third day.
On arrival at queen street we were greeted by happy cheerful staff, escorted to train, and given help with our luggage, on return journey we received the same service. More strike action planned in scotrail dispute business. However some politicians have seen this as a sign that the scottish governme. Im contracted to work 35hrs per week and on the 3rd sunday to work an additional 10hrs shift once a month. Ayr edinburgh via glasgow trains all have change of drivers at. One hundred new train drivers are needed to help scotrail improve its service. Trains run on an hourly service from milngavie to motherwell only.
At the heart of this operation is our train presentation team, who have been going above and beyond to keep scotlands railway clean during the coronavirus pandemic. In reality, the driver will now open doors and conductors close them, leaving the company. Were recruiting around 18 bright and eager individuals to be trainee drivers for our new depot in tweedbank. The pros and cons of driver only operation rail magazine. Scotrail dispute resolved after staff accept deal over. Where i live for example munich, the u bahn and s bahn trains are exclusively driver only, and have been for as long as i can remember. Scotrail have said that the vast majority of services will continue to run d. We will even help you put your advert together using our.
Scotrail drugs drivers job axe victory the scotsman. Train driver salaries at first scotrail can range from. Ayr edinburgh via glasgow trains all have change of drivers at glasgow central, no driver does the one train. All train operating companies are responsible for ensuring they comply with health and safety legislation.
All content is posted anonymously by employees working at scotrail. This will enable us to make fares simpler and more affordable, rebuild the fragmented railways as a nationally integrated public service, cut the wastage of private profit, improve accessibility for disabled people, ensure safe staffing levels and end driver only operation. It connects people and places supporting over,000 jobs, around 9000 of those directly. See all train driver salaries to learn how this stacks up in the market. We have exciting career opportunities available around the country.900 425 66 394 1434 315 1488 1386 714 1538 1488 592 575 168 43 207 335 967 1424 46 611 860 523 1323 1449 711 655 886 293 263 128 397 1461 503 1090 1077 645 384 490 1301 237 958 597 453 303 159 510 1427 1059 874 303