Workers need to be “sensible” a government minister has said as a pay dispute has led to train drivers not working overtime.

The resulting driver shortage has led to timetable changes from Monday, affecting trains in and out of Glasgow.

The changes have led to anger and frustration with last trains now earlier in the evening and in some cases a gap of two hours between trains.

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For Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk High, the last train from Queen Street will be 22.15 and the last train from Waverley will also be 22.15 but no trains between 20.15 and 22.15.

The last Glasgow to East Kilbride train is 22.17 but with no trains between 20.47 and the last train.

Others include Glasgow to Aberdeen, the last train 18.41, Queen Street to Easterhouse, last train 21.56 and Queen Street to Anniesland via Maryhill line last train 18.03.

Despite ScotRail coming under public ownership last month a Scottish Government minister said workers need to be “sensible” in pay demands but said it was not for ministers to get directly involved in the talks.

Richard Lochhead, minister for employment, told the BBC's Sunday Show: "My message to all workers in Scotland and all these sectors is we have to be sensible, everything has to be affordable because the country's in a very, very precarious position at the moment, and if we take wrong decisions we could end up with a recession in the near future, which will cause a lot of damage to people's lives and local business in Scotland and our economy.

Glasgow Times:

"It's not for me as a minister to say what's the right or wrong wage for a train driver or anyone else.

"But just to say that it's really important that people are compromising, being constructive, and recognise the consequences of these disputes dragging on for too long."

He added: "This is a matter between ScotRail and the unions, and we're urging them as hard as we can to get this resolved as quickly as possible."

Union leader Kevin Lindsay of Aslef said: "It is not sensible to ask workers to accept 2.2% when inflation is heading north of 10% and it is not credible to blame workers for the state of the economy."

Neil Bibby, Scottish Labour transport spokesman, said "The minister had no answers to the chaos engulfing ScotRail on the SNP's watch.

"To claim that the Government cannot act is laughable. The Government run ScotRail, therefore they own these cuts and own this crisis."

Robert Samson, senior stakeholder manager at the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: “Passengers who relied on late trains, especially those doing shift work, will be disappointed to hear some of them have been cut leaving them with limited options to get home.

“All the parties need to get round the table to resolve this issue and get trains running again.”

Scotrail said: “We're aware how much disruption has been affecting our customers and believe introducing a temporary timetable will provide greater certainty and reliability for those travelling.”