FIFE Circle users are being warned to expect "significant disruption" with more strike action due to start this weekend.

Just two trains an hour will come into and leave Fife – running between Edinburgh Waverley and Cowdenbeath – during the latest action from the RMT union which will take place on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.

On these days, ScotRail has confirmed it will operate a similar service level as the previous strike action in October.

This means the train operator will run services on 11 routes across the Central Belt, Fife, and the Borders between the hours of 7.30am and 18.30pm.

Services will also be disrupted the day after each strike, so those planning on travelling between Saturday and Thursday are being asked to check their journeys in advance.

Liam Sumpter, Route Director, Network Rail Scotland, said they will continue to do all that they can to get people where they need to be during the strikes.

“Once again passengers, businesses and the wider community in Scotland will face significant disruption but I’m pleased that service levels will remain similar to those on previous strike days," he said.

“Please check your journey in advance as those services that are operating will finish much earlier in the evening.”

Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central will once again close earlier than normal (19:00) on each strike day and services will start later than normal on each day following the strikes.

ScotRail have asked customers to only travel on services in operation if they really need to and to consider alternative options where possible.

Customers attending the Scotland v Fiji rugby tie at Murrayfield on Saturday are urged to plan ahead if they’re travelling to the game by train.

Long queues at stations are expected when heading to and from the match due to the limited service in place. A very limited service will be in operation after the final whistle so customers should consider alternative options if they’re not back at the station promptly as travel cannot be guaranteed.

Customers with an Advance, Off-Peak, or Anytime ticket dated November 5, 7, or 9 can use it for travel the day before, or up to and including Friday, November 11.

Tickets can also be changed to travel on an alternate date or get a refund if their train is cancelled or rescheduled.

David Simpson, ScotRail Service Delivery Director, said: "Once again, it’s really disappointing to see the dispute between Network Rail and the RMT result in more widespread disruption across the whole Great Britain rail network at a time when we need to be encouraging more people back to the railway.

“For ScotRail, it’s going to mean that we won’t be able to operate the vast majority of our services, which we know will be really frustrating for our customers.

“ScotRail customers should expect significant disruption to services on strike days, as well as on the days after industrial action.

“We’re advising customers to seek alternative means of transport and to only travel if you really need to on the days of strike action. Customers should check your journey in advance to make sure your train is running if you’re travelling on one of the days following strike action.”