Rail chiefs say strike has not halted services

RAIL bosses claim to have operated more than 95 per cent of services, despite the ongoing strike by staff.

The industrial action is set to enter its third day today as part of a co-ordinated walkout in opposition to ScotRail's plans to operate "driver-only" trains on the new 300m Airdrie-Bathgate line.

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The RMT union claims passengers' safety will be put at risk by the decision to get rid of guards from the route, which is set to link trains running between Edinburgh and Glasgow when it opens in December.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail's managing director, said at least 95 per cent of services had operated yesterday.