Upcoming sports events

Monday, 3 April 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.

Heading to the game? Celtic fans should head to King's Park, while Aberdeen supporters should use Mount Florida station.

Dons fans are reminded that trains between the north east and Glasgow will be extremely busy, and that travel is not guaranteed without a seat reservation. To help everyone get to the game, ScotRail has added additional carriages to eight of the busiest services on the day. Those wishing to avoid the crowds may want to travel on the 0526 and 0634 departures from Aberdeen, although these are also expected to be much busier than usual.

Engineering works will be taking place. As a result, buses will replace trains between Inverness and Keith

Customers from stations between Keith and Inverness should be aware that journey times will be extended. They may find it more convenient to travel via Inverness.

Please leave extra time for your journeys, and buy tickets in advance - not on the day. Services will be very busy, and extra staff will be on hand to assist.

As with all major events, alcohol bans and queuing systems will be in place.

Tickets are available at staffed stations, via telesales on 0330 303 0111, our official ScotRail app, or here on our website.

The undernoted trains are banned from the sale and carrying of alcohol, and may be accompanied by police to discourage unruly behaviour.

These bans apply to all ScotRail services and any rail replacement services in both directions.

Aberdeen - Glasgow

  • All trains from 1000 to 1300 from Aberdeen to Glasgow
  • All trains departing Glasgow Queen Street from 1700

Glasgow Central - King's Park/Mount Florida

  • All trains between 1200 and 1430 inclusive, and 1700 and 1900 inclusive, between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida and King's Park

Our normal alcohol policy will be in place from 2100 until 1000.

We'll be running extra trains during the afternoon between Edinburgh and Prestonpans, Musselburgh and Wallyford - close to the finishing line. Services are expected to be busy, so please buy your tickets in advance - not on the day.

Traveling through Haymarket?

Due to platform extension works, a small number of services will start or terminate at Haymarket, rather than Edinburgh Waverley.

The following trains start at Haymarket instead of Waverley:

  • 0934 Edinburgh to Dunblane (departs Haymarket at 0935)
  • 1106 Edinburgh to Stirling (departs Haymarket at 1107)
  • 1506 Edinburgh to Stirling (departs Haymarket at 1508)
  • 1636 Edinburgh to Dunblane (departs Haymarket at 1640)
  • 1735 Edinburgh to Dunblane (departs Haymarket at 1736)

Customers wishing to travel on these services may take any train from Edinburgh Waverley to connect with their service at Haymarket.

The following trains terminate at Haymarket instead of Waverley:

  • 1346 Stirling to Edinburgh (arrives Haymarket at 1437)
  • 1415 Glenrothes to Edinburgh (arrives Haymarket at 1513)
  • 1601 Dunblane to Edinburgh (arrives Haymarket at 1704)

Connections are available every few minutes from Haymarket to Edinburgh Waverley.