ScotRail adds more seats to trains for crucial Nations League Qualifier

Last updated: Friday, 23 September 2022

Football fans travelling to Scotland’s Nations League match against the Republic of Ireland tomorrow night are set to benefit from more seats and more trains.

Scotland host Republic of Ireland at the National Stadium on Saturday, 24 September with a 19:45 kick off.

To help keep everyone moving, ScotRail is adding more seats and services to and from Mount Florida, the closest station to Hampden.

With close to sell-out crowd expected, queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central and Mount Florida, so customers are asked to be patient while ScotRail staff help people board trains safely.

Trains are expected to be busier than normal, so ScotRail is asking fans to allow extra time for travelling to and from the match due to the queuing systems in place.

After the match, supporters are advised to head back to Mount Florida as quickly as they can and join the queues via Bolton Drive.

Travel information can be found on the ScotRail app and website at .

To help everyone’s journey go smoothly, ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to help customers.

Customers are reminded that ScotRail’s ban on alcohol in stations and on trains is still in place.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:

“We're really looking forward to helping fans get to this crucial Nations League qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

“To keep everyone moving as quickly and safely as possible, we’re adding more seats to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida.

"However, trains are expected to be busy, so we’re asking customers to plan their journeys in advance and buy their return tickets to Mount Florida before they board.

“Fans should also head back to the station as soon as they can after the final whistle to avoid leaving it until the last train of the night to get home.”