Upcoming sports events

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sports fans have a lot to look forward to year-round in Scotland.

Here we'll pick out some of the very top events currently on the horizon, with tips on reaching them by train.

We’re really excited to take fans to and from Scotland's final match in this year's RBS 6 Nations championship at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Where possible we’ll be adding carriages to timetabled services, however, you should be aware that trains will be extremely busy to and from the capital city.

To help manage the crowds, queuing systems will be in place at key stations throughout the day.

If you’re travelling home by train, we recommend that you return to the station straight after the match’s finish, as there will be less chance of having to queue and try avoid the last train home.

Please allow extra time for travel and to purchase tickets in advance to make your journey experience smoother on the day.

We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help you, and as with most major events, alcohol bans will be in place.

Please carefully check your train times using our Journey Planner or the ScotRail app.

There will be no engineering works on the routes to and from Murrayfield on match days.

However, fans travelling from the north and Ayrshire should be aware that there may be engineering works on their local route on match day, buses are replacing trains between Elgin and Inverness. Please allow extra time for travel.

We'll be running extra trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida and, where possible, we’ll be adding carriages to timetabled services. However, trains will be extremely busy on match day.

If you’re travelling home by train, we recommend that you return to the station straight after the match finishes, as there will be less chance of having to queue. Also, where possible, try to avoid the last train home as they are likely to be very busy.

Please allow extra time for travel and to purchase tickets in advance to make your journey experience smoother on the day.

We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help you, and as with most major events, alcohol bans will be in place.

Please carefully check your train times using our Journey Planner or the ScotRail app.