ScotRail prepares for big weekend of sport

Thursday, 12 April 2018

ScotRail is adding extra carriages to trains as it prepares for a big weekend of sport.

Motherwell will face Aberdeen on Saturday 14 April, kicking off at 12.15pm, and Celtic will play Rangers on Sunday 15 April, with a 2.30pm kick-off in the Scottish Cup semi-finals at Hampden Park.

Also on Saturday 14 April, rugby fans will travel to Tweedbank for the Melrose Sevens with the first tie underway at 11.30am.

ScotRail will be adding extra carriages to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida on Saturday and Kings Park on Sunday – the closest stations to Hampden Park.

To help Motherwell fans get to the game, trains from Lanark to Glasgow Central will additionally stop at Mount Florida.

Extra carriages will also be added to the 06:34am Aberdeen to Glasgow service on Saturday, though Aberdeen supporters are reminded that trains will be very busy.

Rugby fans heading to the Melrose Sevens on Saturday will benefit from extra carriages on trains between Edinburgh and Tweedbank throughout the day.

To help ensure customers arrive at the events on time, they should allow extra time for travel – as well as purchasing tickets in advance.

ScotRail will have extra staff on the ground to assist customers and, as with most major events, alcohol bans will be in place.

ScotRail Alliance Head of Customer Experience Graham Heald said:

“We’ve got a busy weekend of sport ahead as we take fans to the Scottish Cup Semi-Finals at Hampden and the Melrose Sevens in the Borders.

“We’re adding extra carriages to services for the Scottish Cup semi-finals as well as on the Borders Railway, however, trains are expected to be very busy.

“Make sure to check your train times on our website or app and leave plenty of time for travel. Buying tickets in advance will also help reduce your queuing time.”