More trains and extra carriages for fans going to Scotland v France

Monday, 5 February 2018

The ScotRail Alliance will be adding extra carriages to trains and running extra services for rugby fans travelling to Scotland’s Six Nations home game at the BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Scotland play France on Sunday, 11 February (KO 3pm). To help keep everyone moving, extra trains will run between Glasgow Queen Street and Haymarket before the match.

Additional carriages will be added to key services on the following routes to/from Edinburgh:

  • Glasgow Queen Street (via Falkirk High)
  • Fife Circle
  • Dunblane
  • Dundee and Perth
  • Helensburgh (via Bathgate and Glasgow Queen Street low level)

Planned evening improvement works between Polmont and Dunblane have been amended, allowing customers to catch direct trains home after the game to Stirling and Dunblane. There will be four trains per hour from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket via (Falkirk High) in the run-up to the game, between 11am and 1.30pm.

Trains to and from Edinburgh will be extremely busy. Supporters heading to the game are advised to allow additional time for travel, as queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Queen Street before the match, and at Haymarket after the final whistle.

Customers travelling to Glasgow Queen Street (via Falkirk High), Stirling, and Dunblane should join the queue which goes under the station at Rosebery house. Most other customers should follow signs to join the queue at the front of the station, next to the bike racks.

To help everyone’s journey go smoothly, extra staff and signs will be in place to direct customers. A map showing which queue to join will also be available on our dedicated sports page.

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

ScotRail Alliance Head of Customer Experience, Graham Heald said:

“The Six Nations is one of the big sporting highlights of the year, and the ScotRail Alliance is pleased to help make things run smoothly. We are providing extra seats on key routes into Edinburgh and will be using all available trains on the day.

“Customers are advised to allow extra time for travel, and to buy their ticket in advance, not on the day.

“For customers travelling with children, our Kids Go Free tickets are the perfect fit – they allow up to two children, aged 5-15, to travel free with each adult.”


  • Customers are reminded that the Travel Shop at Glasgow Queen Street has moved to the site of the former Vale pub on Dundas Street.

Top tips

  • Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel and checks will be in place at many stations – including Haymarket.
  • Check your train times. Remember to leave plenty of time to catch any connecting services that you need.
  • Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions.
  • Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
  • Don’t leave it too late – there will be queuing systems at key stations before and after the game. Services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.