Advice for fans attending Scotland v Wales on 9 March
Due to the anticipated high number of fans travelling to the upcoming RBS 6 Nations rugby game, we'll be putting measures in place to manage this in the most effective way.
Every available carriage will be used on Saturday 9 March to help supporters travel to and from the rugby – as well as meet other requirements across the network.
We’ll be doing everything we can, and you can play your part in making the day run smoothly by following our travel tips:
What we'll be doing to help the day run smoothly:
- Run more additional seats than ever before for a Six Nations game
- Manage queuing systems at key locations before and after the game to safely guide customers to next available trains
- Enforce alcohol bans to help ensure everyone can safely enjoy the day
- Provide extra staff - in addition to existing station staff - to assist customers
- Ensure every available carriage is in use
- Issue messages through the media, social media, our website, stations, and via partner organisations to keep everyone informed
- Work in advance with partners including British Transport Police, Scottish Rugby Union, and the council to ensure a co-ordinated approach.
What you can do:
- Buy tickets in advance at staffed stations, via telesales on 08457 550033, or online
- Allow extra time for travel, as services will be very busy
- Remember there will be queuing systems at Glasgow Queen Street before the game, and at Haymarket after, to manage the flow of customers through the stations
- Access queues after the game via Roseburn Terrace, West Coates and Haymarket Terrace – and please stay on the right-hand side of the road
- Choose between three Edinburgh-Glasgow routes: Glasgow Central via Shotts, Glasgow Queen Street High Level via Falkirk High, and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Airdrie/Bathgate
- Consider staggering journeys home, as there will be long queues if all fans go straight to stations after the final whistle. There is post-match entertainment at Murrayfield stadium
- Follow any advice provided by British Transport Police, Scottish Rugby Union and ScotRail staff on the ground
- Avoid drinking or visibly carrying alcohol on Edinburgh trains before and after the game – when a ban will be enforced by British Transport Police. This is in addition to our 9pm to 10am alcohol ban
- Get live train running info via our @ScotRail Twitter feed, or text ‘ScotRail’ to 86688 to download our app
- Enjoy the day!
A guide to the queuing system we'll have in place at Haymarket station: