Train services across Scotland could be further impacted this summer after the RMT Union voted overwhelmingly for strike action. 

Rail workers, including signal staff in Scotland, have voted to strike following a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions. 

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at Network Rail and 15 other train operators across the UK backed the strike with 89 per cent in favour. 

Union leaders are not set to decide when strikes will take place, possibly as soon as mid-June. 

General secretary Mick Lynch said: "Today’s overwhelming endorsement by railway workers is a vindication of the union’s approach and sends a clear message that members want a decent pay rise, job security and no compulsory redundancies.

"Our NEC will now meet to discuss a timetable for strike action from mid-June, but we sincerely hope ministers will encourage the employers to return to the negotiating table and hammer out a reasonable settlement with the RMT."

Andrew Haines, chief executive of Network Rail, said: “The RMT has jumped the gun here as everyone loses if there’s a strike.

"We know our people are concerned about job security and pay.

“We urge the RMT to sit down with us and continue to talk, not walk, so that we can find a compromise and avoid damaging industrial action."