A planned railway strike has been cancelled after an agreement has been made.

ScotRail, which operates trains in Carlisle, said a planed strike by the RMT trade union - due to take place on May 18 and 19, was cancelled after an agreement through the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). 

Conductor members of the RMT trade union based at Glasgow Central, Dumfries, Ayr, and Stranraer recently voted in favour of industrial action in a dispute over the mode of operation on electric services to Barrhead.

Strike action was due to take place on three consecutive weekends, starting this weekend. 

ScotRail and the RMT have agreed that consultation will take place on the mode of operation on routes where new electric trains will be deployed, which is anticipated to be around 2030.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail's customer operations director, said: “We are pleased to have reached agreement with the RMT, which avoids disruption to ScotRail customers this weekend.

"The focus for all of us at ScotRail is on delivering a safe, reliable, and green service for our passengers. 

“Ahead of the introduction of new electric trains, ScotRail will consult with trade union colleagues about the mode of operation.”