Travel advice for Scottish League Cup semi-finals

Friday, 13 October 2017

Supporters travelling to next weekend’s Betfred Scottish League Cup semi-finals at Hampden Park are being advised to plan their journeys in advance.

The ScotRail Alliance confirmed that extra carriages will be added to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida / Kings Park to help fans get to and from the stadium, however trains will be busier than normal.

Celtic meet Hibernian for the second time in a month in the 12.15pm kick-off on Saturday 21 October, while Rangers face Motherwell on Sunday 22 October at 2:30pm.

Customers heading to the games are advised to allow additional time for travel, as queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central prior to kick off, and at Mount Florida / Kings Park after the final whistle.

Extra staff will be on hand to assist customers and, as with most large events, alcohol bans will be in place.

Hibs fans are reminded trains to Glasgow leave Edinburgh via Bathgate and via Shotts as well as on the Edinburgh to Glasgow mainline, which will be much busier than normal.

On Sunday, Motherwell supporters are encouraged to make their way to Kings Park.

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

“These are really big games for the teams involved, and we’re looking forward to once again help fans travel to the national stadium to cheer on their side.

“Trains heading to 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 supporters should plan their journeys in advance at scotrail.co.uk or on the ScotRail app.”

Notes

Hibernian supporters

There are three routes Hibs fans can travel on to Glasgow.

  1. Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Bathgate
  2. Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street High Level via Falkirk High
  3. Edinburgh to Glasgow Central High Level via Shotts

Motherwell supporters

The most cost effective method of rail travel from Motherwell to Kings Park is via Newton.

Top tips

  • Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and barriers may be in place.
  • Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need.
  • Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions.
  • Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
  • Don’t leave it too late – services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.

Travel advice for fans can also be found here.