Covid Scotland: 150 ScotRail sets cancelled as more staff forced t…

Covid Scotland: 150 ScotRail sets cancelled as more staff forced t…




Disruption is largely around the Central Belt of Scotland, with sets to and from Glasgow seeing the most cancellations and delays.

ScotRail said 50 staff were now self-isolating – up from 38 last week.

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The Glasgow to East Kilbride service has been reduced to one aim an hour, as has the Glasgow to Paisley Canal service.

Meanwhile, the Glasgow to Ardrossan Harbour and Kilmarnock/Ayr to Stranraer sets have been suspended, with passengers advised to use local bus sets.

The Glasgow to Kilmarnock service is experiencing major disruption and travellers on this route have also been urged to use local buses where they are running.

Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday in a coronavirus briefing that all household contacts of a positive coronavirus case would have to isolate for 10 days – as of today – despite their vaccination position, and already if they have an initial negative PCR test.

During the briefing, she confirmed that 60 ScotRail sets had been cancelled yesterday due to staff having to isolate, and the company has now confirmed that the figure is already higher today.

Covid Scotland: 150 ScotRail sets cancelled as more staff forced to self-isolate as Omicron variant spreads

So far, around 150 sets have been cancelled due to staff either testing positive or coming into close contact with a positive case of coronavirus.

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David Ross, ScotRail Communications Director, said: “We’re sorry to our customers who are being inconvenienced as a consequence of an increase in the number of our staff self-isolating due to Covid-19.

“We are working flat out to run a safe and reliable railway in difficult circumstances.”

Customers have been advised to check their journey’s before heading to the stop to ensure their trains have not been impacted by the disruption.

Ms Sturgeon said on Friday the Scottish Government will “consider its next steps very carefully” in the wake of the new Omicron variant spreading given the possible economic harm that could be caused by more restrictions.

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