Commuters set for travel chaos on the trains

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Train passengers are set for a day of travel chaos tomorrow (Tuesday) as the first day of the RMT union strikes go ahead.

Trains to Edinburgh from Tweedbank and vice-versa are only operating on an hourly service, rather than half-hourly, after union leaders and Scotrail came to an impasse over driver-only trains.

Early morning and late evening services have also been cancelled.

RMT members are set to stage a series of walkouts over the coming weeks, starting with a 24-hour strike on Tuesday.

The Borders Railway is one of nine services across the country running on a reduced frequency, while several others are set to be cancelled altogether.

Later strike dates are as follows: Thursday, June 23 (referendum day); Saturday, June 25; Sunday, June 26; Sunday, July 3; Sunday, July 10 and Sunday, July 17.

The timetable for tomorrow is as follows:

Edinburgh to Tweedbank

Edinburgh 0723 0824 0924 1024 1125 1224 1324 1424 1524 1624 1720 1824

Brunstane 0731 0831 0931 1031 1132 1231 1332 1431 1531 1631 1731 1831

Newcraighall 0735 0835 0935 1035 1136 1235 1336 1435 1535 1635 1735 1835

Shawfair 0738 0838 0938 1038 1139 1238 1339 1438 1538 1638 1738 1838

Eskbank 0743 0843 0943 1043 1144 1243 1344 1443 1543 1643 1743 1843

Newtongrange 0746 0846 0946 1046 1147 1246 1347 1446 1546 1646 1746 1846

Gorebridge 0751 0851 0951 1051 1152 1251 1352 1451 1551 1651 1751 1851

Stow 0808 0908 1008 1108 1209 1308 1409 1508 1608 1708 1808 1908

Galashiels 0817 0917 1017 1117 1218 1317 1418 1517 1617 1717 1817 1917

Tweedbank 0821 0921 1021 1121 1222 1321 1422 1521 1621 1721 1821 1921

Tweedbank to Edinburgh

Tweedbank 0728 0828 0928 1029 1128 1229 1328 1428 1528 1629 1729 1828

Galashiels 0732 0832 0932 1033 1132 1233 1332 1432 1532 1633 1733 1832

Stow 0741 0841 0941 1042 1141 1242 1341 1441 1541 1642 1742 1841

Gorebridge 0758 0858 0958 1059 1158 1259 1358 1458 1558 1659 1759 1858

Newtongrange 0801 0901 1001 1102 1201 1302 1401 1501 1601 1702 1802 1901

Eskbank 0804 0904 1004 1105 1204 1305 1404 1504 1604 1705 1805 1904

Shawfair 0808 0908 1008 1109 1208 1309 1408 1508 1608 1709 1809 1908

Newcraighall 0812 0912 1012 1113 1213 1313 1413 1512 1616 1713 1813 1913

Brunstane 0816 0916 1016 1117 1216 1317 1416 1516 1620 1718 1820 1916

Edinburgh 0823 0923 1023 1124 1223 1324 1423 1523 1630 1725 1829 1923