Fans urged to plan ahead for Scotland v Ukraine
ScotRail is urging Scotland fans to plan ahead for the World Cup play-off match against Ukraine, with the temporary timetable still in place.
Customers travelling from Glasgow Central to Hampden Park on Wednesday, 1 June, will benefit from some additional services to and from Mount Florida, and extra carriages on trains to Mount Florida and Kings Park – the closest stations to the ground.
Visiting Ukraine fans who decide to travel by rail should use services to and from Mount Florida.
Supporters heading to the game are advised to allow additional time for travel as services will still be busy. Purchasing their return tickets to Mount Florida in advance will help to avoid additional queuing on the day.
Regular customers should be aware that trains from Glasgow Central to Mount Florida and Kings Park will be much busier than normal prior to the game.
To help everyone’s journey go smoothly, ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to help customers on both days.
The temporary timetable for Monday – Saturday Friday can be viewed online at scotrail.co.uk/timetable-update
The reduction in services will mean fewer options for fans making journeys to and from Glasgow, both before and after the match. For example, the last train to Edinburgh departing Glasgow Queen Street is 22.15, on which those attending the match will be unable to travel.
Customers are also reminded that the wearing of a face covering is recommended on trains and in stations, and the consumption of alcohol remains prohibited on ScotRail services.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:
“We know this is a massive match for the Scottish national team and we are looking forward to helping supporters travel to Hampden to play their part in the occasion. It's an honour to welcome Ukraine fans to Glasgow.
“We’ll be doing everything we can to support fans travelling to the games by adding additional services where we can and more seats to trains where possible. The temporary timetable will still be in place, so it is important that fans plan ahead to make sure they are aware of their options for both getting into the city, and for completing their journey home.
“Regular commuters who travel home from Glasgow on the line via Mount Florida should be aware that services will be much busier than normal on Wednesday night with fans heading to the match.”