More seats for Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield

Last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019

Rugby fans will benefit from more seats on trains this weekend as Scotland continue their Six Nations campaign at the BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Scotland will be looking to see if they can follow up on their opening win when they take on Ireland on Saturday 9 February at 2.15pm.

ScotRail has confirmed it will add more seats on key routes to and from the capital city to help the day run smoothly. This includes:

  • Fife Circle (Glenrothes with Thornton / Cowdenbeath)
  • Dundee and Perth
  • North Berwick
  • Tweedbank
  • Glasgow Central (via Shotts)
  • Helensburgh and Milngavie (via Bathgate and Glasgow Queen Street low level)

All trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via Falkirk High are now operated by brand-new seven carriage Class 385s.

However, trains to and from Edinburgh are expected to be very busy. Supporters heading to the game are advised to allow extra time for travel, as queuing systems may be in place before the match, and at Haymarket after the final whistle.

ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to help customers, and a map showing which queue to join at Haymarket is available online .

As with most large events, alcohol bans will be in force.

ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said:

“This is set to be another big game for Scotland, and we’re looking forward to playing our part.

“We’ll be using every available train to make the day run smoothly, with more seats on key services in and out of Edinburgh.

“If you’re going to match, please plan ahead and allow more time for travel as trains will be busy. Buying your tickets in advance will reduce your need to queue.”