Busy evening of sport on Scotland’s Railway

Thursday, 5 September 2019

ScotRail has issued travel advice for sports fans as it prepares for two major sporting events on Friday night.

The busy evening of sport sees Scotland’s international football and rugby teams in action on Friday 6 September.

At the rugby, Scotland will make their final preparations for the Rugby World Cup in Japan as they take on Georgia at the BT Murrayfield Stadium at 7.30pm, while the men’s national football team take on Russia at Hampden Park. The 7.45pm kick-off is a crucial match in Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

ScotRail is adding extra seats to as many trains as possible to help fans travel to the matches, however the train operator is advising supporters to leave extra time for travel as trains will be busy.

Queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central before the football and at Mount Florida after the final whistle, as well as at Haymarket after the rugby.

ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to assist customers and, as with most major events, alcohol bans will be in place.

ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said:

“It’s going to be a busy night of sport, and we're looking forward to helping fans travel to cheer on our national sides.

“To help the events run smoothly, we’ll be adding extra seats to as many trains as possible. And although we can’t make every train longer, we will be using every train we can.

“I encourage anyone travelling to the games to allow extra time for travel, and to minimise the need to queue, buy your tickets to Mount Florida or Haymarket in advance on the ScotRail app or website.”