Upcoming sports events

Friday, 29 January 2016

Sports fans have a lot to look forward to year-round in Scotland

Here we pick out some of the very top events currently on the horizon, with tips on reaching them by train.

6 February and 13 March: RBS 6 Nations at Murrayfield

General travel advice

We’ll be helping to take rugby fans to and from Scotland’s two RBS 6 Nations matches at Murrayfield, and where possible we’ll be adding carriages to timetabled services.

The national team will play England on Saturday 6 February, kicking off at 4.50pm, and France on Sunday 13 March, with a kick off time of 3pm.

We would like to remind fans that trains will be extremely busy to and from Edinburgh. We've done absolutely everything we can to boost capacity on key routes to the capital. We can't make every train longer but will definitely be using every train we have on both days.

To help manage the crowds, queuing systems will be in place at key stations before the match and at Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley afterwards.

We’re advising fans to allow extra time for travel and to purchase tickets in advance to make your journey experience smoother on the day.

We’ll have extra staff on the ground to assist fans and, as with all special events trains, alcohol bans will be in place.

Please carefully check your train times here or on the ScotRail app

Tips for fans travelling on new Borders Railway

For the first time, fans will be able to use services on the Borders Railway to travel to the country’s capital to cheer on the national team.

We’ve put together a few travel tips to help make your journey as smooth as possible.

  • Check your train times here or on the ScotRail app
  • Queuing systems are likely to be in place at Galashiels and Tweedbank stations
  • Buy your tickets in advance to avoid delays on the day

We will be adding carriages to trains from Tweedbank to Edinburgh before the game. Check below for planned strengthened services - please note these may be subject to changes on the day.

Departure time from Tweedbank Number of coaches
05.30, 06.00, 06.29 4
07.00, 07.29 2
08.00, 08.31 4
09.01 2
09.31 3
10.01, 10.31 2
11.02 4
11.31 2
12.01 3
12.31, 13.01 2
13.31 4
14.02 2
14.31 3
15.03, 15.31 2
  • Head back to Edinburgh Waverley as fast as possible – regular buses and trams run to the city centre
  • Allow extra time for travel as there will be queuing systems at Edinburgh Waverley