SCOTRAIL have confirmed how their train services will be affected by upcoming RMT and ASLEF strikes.

Unlike previous occasions, the rail operator will be able to run services as usual on Wednesday, February 1 and Friday, February 3, when the two trade unions have planned their strike action.

Previously, despite the strike action not involving ScotRail staff, only limited services across the central belt have remained in operation.

This latest strike action is a result of a dispute between the trade unions and a number of other train operating companies across the UK.

David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said: “No ScotRail services will be affected by this week’s upcoming strike action.

"It is disappointing to see more widespread disruption across the Great Britain rail network at a time when the railway needs to be doing everything it can to encourage more people to travel by train. 

“The dispute between the trade unions and other train operators does not involve any ScotRail staff, which means ScotRail services will operate as normal on Wednesday, 1 and Friday, 3 February.”

The news that services will continue to operate as usual means that rail users can still take advantage of ScotRail's 50 per cent discount on off-peak travel on Wednesday - as the sale does not end until Thursday, February 2.

Strike action tomorrow, would have affected one of only seven days where those travelling by train could make use of this offer.