A TEMPORARY timetable is to be introduced for ScotRail’s Inverclyde services tomorrow amid an ongoing union pay row.

Services across the Scottish network have been impacted in recent days as a result of fewer drivers than normal being available for overtime or rest day working.

Train drivers’ union Aslef has confirmed it will recommend to its executive committee a ballot for industrial action.

ScotRail said that while it is recruiting 160 new drivers every year to improve resilience, some rest day and overtime is still needed to deliver a normal timetable – and that this has ‘historically been the case in the railway’.

It is hoped the reduced temporary timetable will provide a reliable service, rather than customers facing late-notice cancellations.

In Inverclyde, the first trains to Glasgow will be the 5:20am from Gourock and 6:27am from Wemyss Bay.

The first services to depart Glasgow will be the 6:05am train to Gourock and 6:49am to Wemyss Bay.

The morning peak, core daytime and evening peak services will consist of two trains per hour Gourock and Glasgow and one train per hour serving Wemyss Bay.

Evening services will see one train run between Gourock and Glasgow per hour, stopping at all stations, with one Wemyss Bay train per hour stopping at limited stations.

The last trains from Gourock and Wemyss Bay will leave at 23:26pm and 23:03pm, respectively.

ScotRail’s final services to Inverclyde will depart Glasgow Central for Gourock at 11:50pm and Wemyss Bay at 10:55pm.

Mark Ilderton, ScotRail service delivery director, said: ““We are very sorry to customers for the disruption to services. We know that customers want certainty and reliability, which is why we are introducing a temporary timetable, in place of late-notice cancellations.

“We are operating services which the vast majority of customers use and are still using all the available trains in our fleet so customers can continue to travel.

“We want to resolve the pay dispute with the trade unions and remain fully committed to further discussions.

“We’re asking customers to check their journey on our website or mobile app, as train times will have changed.”

Passengers are asked to check the ScotRail app for updates before travelling.