ScotRail announces more seats for Scottish League Cup Final

Last updated: Thursday, 23 February 2023

ScotRail has announced it will add more seats to its services to help football fans travel to the Viaplay Scottish League Cup Final this weekend.

Rangers take on the holders, Celtic, at Hampden Park on Sunday, 26 February, at 15.00.

ScotRail has confirmed extra carriages will be added to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida and between Glasgow Central and Kings Park before and after the match to help supporters get to and from the game.

However, the train operator is warning fans that trains will be much busier than normal, so customers should plan ahead and allow additional time for travel.

Celtic fans travelling to the match are advised to travel on services to Kings Park, while Rangers supporters will be directed to Mount Florida.

Customers heading to the game are advised to allow additional time for travel as queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central before the football, and at Mount Florida and Kings Park after the final whistle.

Separate queues will be in place for fans at Glasgow Central station. Rangers fans will queue for services to Mount Florida via the carriage driveway on Hope Street, while Celtic supporters will queue for services to Kings Park via the main concourse in Glasgow Central station.

To reduce the need to queue, customers should buy their return tickets to Mount Florida or Kings Park in advance via the mTicket system on the ScotRail app.

Buying tickets through the mTicket system means people can buy their tickets from the comfort of their home or on the way to the station and it will instantly become available on their mobile device.

After the match, Rangers fans should travel home via Mount Florida, while Celtic supporters should make their way home from Kings Park station.

ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to assist customers, and the train operator is reminding everyone that the carrying and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on ScotRail trains and in ScotRail stations.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:

“ScotRail is looking forward to helping fans travel to the match to cheer on their side and see who claims the first piece of silverware of the Scottish football calendar.

“We’ll be adding more seats to trains to keep people moving hassle-free, but customers should plan their journeys in advance and allow some additional time for travel.

“To minimise your need to queue, buy your return tickets before you travel on the ScotRail app or website.”

Top tips

1. Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and barriers may be in place.

2. Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need.

3. 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.

4. Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.

5. Don’t leave it too late – services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.