SCOTRAIL is warning passengers to check for disruption if they're planning to catch a train on Thursday following today's 24-hour strike.

The rail operator says many services will not operate, or will only run over part of their usual route, on Thursday as a knock-on effect of Wednesday’s industrial action.

The RMT union announced three days of strike action across the Great Britain railway network resulting from a pay dispute with Network Rail.

The dispute does not involve ScotRail staff but had a major effect on the company’s services because Network Rail staff in Scotland are among those who have walked out.

Many of the Network Rail staff who are part in the planned industrial action occupy safety-critical roles such as signalling and maintenance, meaning ScotRail has been unable to operate the vast majority of services.

ScotRail says that larger signalling centres will not be able to operate until 7.15am on Thursday – meaning that anyone intending to catch an early train on July 28 faces the prospect of disruption.

The company has published a full list of the services it says will be disrupted on the morning of Thursday, July 28.

On ScotRail’s Ayrshire lines the following services will be disrupted on Thursday.

Altered services:

0607 Carlisle-Glasgow Central: starts from Kilmarnock at 0755

0707 Glasgow Central-Carlisle: starts from Dumfries at 0901

0718 Ayr-Glasgow Central – departs at 0722

0819 Ardrossan Harbour-Glasgow Central – starts from Ardrossan Town at 0821

Cancelled services:

0513, 0540, 0615, 0650 and 0703 Ayr-Glasgow Central

0602, 0630, 0700, 0731, 0802 and 0830 Glasgow Central-Ayr

0615 Ayr-Girvan

0615 and 0715 Glasgow Central-Largs

0633 Ardrossan Harbour-Glasgow Central

0634 Auchinleck-Glasgow Central

0642 and 0722 Largs-Glasgow Central

0645 Glasgow Central-Ardrossan Harbour

0646 Girvan-Ayr

The RMT has announced further 24-hour strikes on Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20.

For full details of the service disruption across the ScotRail network on July 28, click here.