Upcoming sports events

Monday, 8 April 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: Mount Florida

We're really pleased to help football fans travel to Hampden Park on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April to cheer on their teams in the Scottish Cup Semi-Finals.

Hearts take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle at 12.15pm on Saturday 13 April, while Aberdeen travel to the national stadium to face holders Celtic in the 2pm kick off on Sunday 14 April.

We'll be using longer trains between Glasgow and Mount Florida – the closest station to the stadium - but please leave extra time for travel.

Glasgow Central is expected to be extremely busy, particularly on Saturday, and queueing systems will be in place at key stations.

Fans travelling from Inverness and Aberdeen are being asked to consider their travel options, as services heading south will be busy.

We'll have extra staff on hand to help, and as with most large events, alcohol bans will be in force.

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Nearest station: Ayr

We're thrilled to once again play our part in the Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse.

The race meeting gets underway on Friday 12 April with the big race itself taking place on Saturday 13 April, and to help the event run smoothly, we'll be adding extra carriages to trains between Glasgow and Ayr and Inverclyde for both days of the festival.

Glasgow Central is expected to be extremely busy, particularly on Saturday, and queueing systems will be in place at key stations.

The main car park at Ayr station will be closed from 11pm on Friday 12 April until 8am on Sunday 14 April. The car park on Platform 4 remains open.

We'll have extra staff on hand to help, and as with most large events, alcohol bans will be in force.

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Nearest station: Tweedbank

We're really pleased to help rugby fans travel to the Melrose Sevens on Saturday 13 April.

To help keep you moving, we'll be adding extra carriages to services to and from Tweedbank throughout the day.

However, trains to and from the Borders are expected to be very busy. If you're heading to the event, please allow extra time for travel as queuing systems may be in place.

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