ScotRail has issued travel advice for rugby fans going to this weekend’s penultimate autumn international match at BT Murrayfield.
Scotland take on former world champions, New Zealand, at BT Murrayfield on Sunday, 13 November (KO 2.15pm).
The train operator is urging fans travelling to the match to allow additional time for travel, check their entire journey before they head to the station, and to be patient as journeys will take longer than usual due to the number of people travelling.
Customers are also being encouraged to travel straight to Edinburgh Waverley to catch their train after the game to reduce their need to queue, or postpone their journey until later in the evening. This is due to limited access at Haymarket station caused by the redevelopment of an adjacent building.
The building work has restricted access to Haymarket and reduced the capacity within the station by half. This means ScotRail is unable to provide its normal queuing system after the game, and the station will not be accessible via the ramp located at the rear of the station. Any customers travelling from Haymarket will be required to use the main entrance.
As a result, customers should expect longer waiting times for the train home due to the limited space available within Haymarket station.
Edinburgh Trams runs a fast, frequent service between the entrance of the stadium and St Andrew Square tram stop - a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley. BT Murrayfield is also served by a number of Lothian Buses (1, 3, 12, 22, 25, 26, 30, 31 or 33) which connect with Edinburgh City Centre.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:
“We’re urging customers travelling to this weekend’s rugby at Murrayfield to plan ahead, and to make sure they check their entire journey before they leave for the station.
“We’re doing everything we can to minimise disruption to customers, but services are expected to be busy, and journeys may take longer than usual.
“We’d encourage customers to travel straight to Edinburgh Waverley to catch their train after the game to reduce their need to queue, or postpone their journey until later in the evening.”