Travel advice for rugby fans travelling to Scotland v Tonga

Last updated: Friday, 29 October 2021

ScotRail is advising rugby fans travelling to Scotland’s first Autumn International at Murrayfield this weekend to plan their journey in advance.

Scotland host Tonga at the BT Murrayfield stadium tomorrow (Saturday, 30 October, KO 2.30pm), and ScotRail is adding more seats on key routes to help fans travel to and from the match.

The train operator is adding extra carriages to trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley, and to trains between Edinburgh and Dunblane, Dundee, and Fife.

However, trains to and from Edinburgh are expected to be busy, and supporters heading to the game are advised to allow additional time for travel as queuing systems will be in place at Haymarket after the final whistle.

Customers are also reminded that the consumption of alcohol remains prohibited on ScotRail services.

Heavy rainfall is expected to sweep across the west of the country over the coming days with over 100mm of rain expected to fall in just 24-hours in some locations, which can cause landslips and flood damage to the railway.

Network Rail engineers will be deployed across the network to inspect lines, repair damage, and reopen routes as quickly as possible.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:

“We’re doing everything we can to get customers to and from the game safely and on time, but fans should check their journeys before travel.

“We’ll be using every available train to make the day run smoothly, with more seats on key services in and out of Edinburgh.

“I encourage anyone travelling to the game to allow extra time for travel, and to minimise the need to queue, buy your tickets to Haymarket in advance on the ScotRail app or website.

“Working closely with Network Rail, we’ll keep the weather conditions under constant review and advise customers of any disruption via our social media feeds, website and app.”