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Published On: Thu, Apr 20th, 2017 at 10:03pm

Travel advice for Hibs’ fans heading to Hampden on Saturday

With approximately 19,000 Hibernian fans descending on Hampden Park for Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final against Aberdeen, the following travel arrangements are suggested for supporters going to the game.

On event days, Police Scotland would advise people to use public transport to get to the stadium, if not travelling by organised bus.

Hibernian supporters travelling from Edinburgh are also reminded of the planned closure of the Gogarburn underpass en route to the M8 for maintenance work. We would advise supporters to factor this into their travel plans as this may cause delays to their journey to and from Hampden Park.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Detail with regard to getting to and from the stadium can be found on the following websites:

Hampden Park:

First Scotrail:

Additional carriages and services run both pre and post event, with Mount Florida and Kings Park train stations being a short walk from the stadium.

First Bus:

Provides transport to the stadium from Glasgow City Centre and surrounding areas.

PRIVATE CAR

If you do take the car, please be aware of Glasgow City Council Parking Controls – Event Day Parking Zone – which affects streets near to Hampden Stadium and will come into force during relevant, well attended events:

The Queens Park Recreation Ground, Queens Drive, Glasgow, may be available for parking of private vehicles at a cost (subject to a pre-match day inspection).

COACHES

Travel advice for Hibernian supporters:

PRE MATCH ROUTES FOR HIBERNIAN SUPPORTERS COACHES APPROACHING THE EAST OF THE STADIUM

M74 Northbound: Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn left onto Polmadie Road, continue to junction with Aikenhead Road, continue south onto Aikenhead Road, stay in the right hand lane and continue through the junction with Prospecthill Road where your coach will be directed to park. A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass will be directed to park on Calder Street after exiting the M74. Buses entering the carpark must enter no later than 90 minutes prior to kick off. Hospitality vehicles entering the ‘blue carpark’ must enter no later than 60 minutes prior to kick off.

M74 Southbound: Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn right onto Polmadie Road, turn right onto Calder Street, where your coach will be directed to park.

M80 Southbound: Exit towards M73 Junction 3 (Mollinsburn) and continue south. At Junction 1 join the M74 north and follow the above route.

M8 Eastbound: Continue on the M8 to junction 1 of the M74, (offside lane). Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie) and follow the route above.

M8 Westbound: Exit the M8 at junction 20 (nearside lane), merge onto West Street, turn left into Wallace Street, keep left to continue on Dalintober Street, merge onto M74, exit the M74 at junction 1 (Polmadie) and follow the route above.

A8 Westbound: Continue onto the M8 to Junction 8 (Baillieston) and join the M73 southbound. Thereafter take the offside lane to join the M74 and follow the above route.

POST MATCH ROUTES FOR HIBERIAN SUPPORTERS FROM THE EAST OF THE STADIUM

After the event, coaches in Polmadie Road and coaches facing south in Aikenhead Road, should follow the reverse of the routes shown above.

Coaches parked facing north in Aikenhead Road should continue north on Aikenhead Road, turn right into Cathcart Road, then turn right into Caledonia Road to the roundabout junction, turn right onto The Boulevard, continue to the roundabout junction, turn left onto Kilbride Street, continue to the traffic light junction, turn right onto Polmadie Road and join M74 junction 1A.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT

Designated Parking on East Side of the stadium only for Hibernian supporters:

Hibernian supporters attending in private vehicles should follow the directions given for Hibernian supporter’s coaches above, and utilise on street parking where available to the East of the stadium. Hibernian fans attending hospitality for the fixture Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn left onto Polmadie Road, continue to junction with Aikenhead Road, continue south onto Aikenhead Road, stay in the right hand lane and continue through the junction with Prospecthill Road turn right into the ‘purple car park’ on the right. A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass will be directed to park on Street parking. Hospitality vehicles entering the ‘purple carpark’ must enter no later than 60 minutes prior to kick off.

Parking is controlled by a temporary traffic regulation order (coned areas). On street parking should only be utilised out with restricted areas as a tow-away scheme is in operation for illegally parked vehicles. As a result, there is limited parking available in the vicinity of the stadium; supporters are encouraged to travel via train where possible. Hibernian supporters using rail services should travel via Kings Park station.

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About the Author

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John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then has worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and the Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian HC Programme.

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