ScotRail adds more services for Solheim Cup
ScotRail is adding more services to help golf fans from across the world attend the Solheim Cup at the Gleneagles' PGA Centenary Course.
In the 16th edition of the biennial team competition, the best women professional golfers from Europe and the United States go head-to-head in match play format over three days.
Catriona Matthew’s Team Europe will be looking to reclaim the coveted trophy as it returns to Scotland, the ‘Home of Golf’, for the first time since 2000.
The event runs from Monday 9 September until Sunday 15 September – including three practice days, opening ceremony day and three days of the tournament itself.
Every ScotRail train passing through Gleneagles on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September will call at the station to allow the thousands of spectators to travel to and from the event.
Additionally, the train operator is running special trains from Perth, Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley on competition days.
The Centenary course is a short walk from Gleneagles station via a temporary footbridge over the A9, and ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to direct customers.
More information can be found on the ScotRail's dedicated webpage.
ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said:
“Gleneagles station will be a key transport gateway for golf fans during the Solheim Cup, and we’ve done everything we can to enhance the wider transport plan for this world class event.
“As official travel partners, we’re adding special services to help spectators travel on competitions days, and with the golf course just a short walk from Gleneagles station, it makes rail the ideal option to get to the event.”
Transport Scotland Head of Operations Stewart Leggett said:
“The eyes of the world will once again be on Perthshire when the Solheim Cup gets underway next week. We’ve been working with our partners to ensure transport plays its part in delivering a successful event and that we maintain our impressive track record of hosting major sporting events in Scotland.
“Through a combination of park and ride facilities at Stirling and Perth and enhanced rail services to Gleneagles, we hope to give spectators as smooth a travel experience as possible.
“We also have a dedicated section with up to date event and travel information at the Traffic Scotland website, and will provide regular updates via social media throughout the tournament.”