Rail services through West Lothian will again be drastically cut as the biggest rail strikes in a generation enter their second day.

As with Tuesday, only two trains per hour will run today as First Scotrail drastically slashes the number of services due to the strike. These will stop at 6.30pm.

These include between Edinburgh and Bathgate through Linlithgow on the Glasgow via Falkirk High route and through Fauldhouse, Breich, Addiewell, West Calder, Livingston South and Kirknewton on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Central via Shotts line.

No trains will run through Armadale and Blackridge.

Staff at Network Rail and 12 train operators will walk out over today, Thursday and Saturday amid a dispute over job losses, working conditions and pay.

Network rail has said there will be disruption across the whole six days because of the knock-on effect of the strikes.

Up to 90 per cent of train services in Scotland will be cancelled during the three days of strike action, according to ScotRail.

An estimated 50,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Network Rail and 13 train operators will walk out on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Operators not involved in the industrial action – including ScotRail – will still suffer from disruption due to Network Rail signallers and maintenance staff going on strike.

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