Upcoming sports events

Last updated:
Monday, 4 February 2019

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.

Our top tips for travelling to events:

  1. Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and checks will be in place at many stations.
  2. Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need.
  3. 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.
  4. Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
  5. Don’t leave it too late – services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.

Nearest stations:

Dalmarnock: for Glasgow Central, Westbound Motherwell and Lanark

Bellgrove: Glasgow Queen Street, Airdrie, Cumbernauld and Edinburgh

To help everyone get where they want to be, we’ll have two queues in place at Dalmarnock station after the game.

If you’re heading in to the city centre, please join the queue on Swanston Street. If you’re going towards Motherwell or Lanark, you’ll need to use the queue at the front of the station.

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Nearest station: Haymarket

Scotland take France in the Six Nations rugby at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday, 8 March at 3pm, and we’ll be doing all we can to help you travel to the match to cheer on your side.

We'll be adding more seats to trains to and from the capital city throughout the day including:

  • Fife Circle
  • North Berwick and the Borders
  • Arbroath
  • Dunblane
  • Dundee and Perth
  • Helensburgh (via Bathgate and Glasgow Queen Street low level)

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via Falkirk High will be operated by brand-new eight carriage Class 385s.

Please allow additional time for travel, as queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Queen Street prior to kick off, and at Haymarket after the final whistle.

Use the map below to see which queue to join. We will have extra staff on hand to direct you, and as with most large scale events, alcohol bans will be in place.

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Small bags only at Murrayfield stadium

Scottish Rugby operates a ‘small bags only’ policy for major events at BT Murrayfield. Ticket holders will only be allowed to enter the stadium with bags up to A5 size, equivalent to a small clutch bag (measuring 21cm x 15cm x 8cm). Bags larger than this will not be allowed into the stadium. Don't panic - sporrans and bagpipes are still allowed into the stadium! All bags will be searched before tickets are scanned. The only exceptions to this rule are for supporters who require bags larger than A5 size for health reasons, including parents with young children who need to carry medical/dietary items. Anyone with such requirements should access the stadium via the dedicated ‘Bags for health & childcare purposes only’ turnstiles and lanes.