ScotRail seats boost for Nations League Hampden double-header

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 September 2022

ScotRail is laying on extra services for football fans travelling to Scotland’s Nations League double-header against Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland at Hampden this week.

Scotland host Ukraine on Wednesday, 21 September at 19:45 with the Republic of Ireland visiting the National Stadium on Saturday, 24 September also with a 19:45 kick off.

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

With close to sell-out crowds expected at both matches, 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.

Fans should also allow extra time for travelling to and from the games due to the queuing systems and services being much busier than normal.

Regular commuters who use Neilston services should also be aware that trains may be much busier than normal on both days with people travelling to the games.

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

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

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 adding more seats to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida to help fans get to these two crucial Nations League qualifiers against Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland.

“To keep everyone moving as quickly and safely as possible customers should 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.

“We wish the Scotland men’s national team the best of luck for these two matches which could help us reach the play-offs for the next European Championships in 2024.”