Travel advice for Scotland v Slovakia at Hampden Park

Friday, 29 September 2017

ScotRail will be adding carriages to services between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida for Scotland’s crunch World Cup qualifier against Slovakia at Hampden Park on Thursday, 5 October.

The ScotRail Alliance is reminding customers that services will be busier than normal, and that queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central before the game, and at Mount Florida station afterwards.

To help customers arrive at the stadium on time, they should allow extra time for travel – as well as purchasing tickets in advance to avoid additional queuing on the day. Tickets are available from staffed stations, telesales on 0344 811 0141, and via the ScotRail mobile app or website.

After the final whistle, fans are also being advised to head back to Mount Florida as fast as possible and join the queues on Bolton Drive. Customers are asked to take this queuing system into account when planning journeys home from the match.

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

John McBrinn, ScotRail Alliance Head of Customer Experience Major Stations, said:

“This is a really big game for Scotland, and we wish the team the best of luck.

“Trains heading towards Glasgow and Mount Florida will be extremely busy, so customers should make sure they buy their tickets before they board.

“We will be doing everything we can to keep people moving hassle free, but customers should plan their journeys in advance at or on the ScotRail app.

“The last trains of the night are likely to be very busy, so please aim to catch an earlier service where possible.

“Regular commuters who travel home from Glasgow on the line via Mount Florida should be aware that services will be much busier than normal with fans heading to the game.”