Published On: Wed, Feb 1st, 2017 at 6:12pm

Rugby fans advised trains will be busy on the way to Murrayfield

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Scotland v Ireland in 2015


Scotrail remind rugby fans that trains will be busy to and from Edinburgh this weekend and two further weekends when Scotland plays in the Six Nations.

On 4 February Scotland play Ireland at 2.25pm, on 25 February they play Wales at 2.25pm and on 18 March they will play against Italy kick off at 12.30pm.

The train operator say they will be adding extra carriages to as many trains as possible before and after all games.

A ScotRail Alliance spokesperson said: “The Six Nations matches are a big draw. We’ve done absolutely everything we can to boost capacity on key routes into the capital. We can’t make every train longer but will definitely be using every train we have on both days.

“If you’re going to Murrayfield, please allow extra time for travel, and buy your ticket in advance, not on the day. The last trains of the night will be very busy, so please aim for an earlier service to avoid disappointment.”

The ScotRail Alliance will have extra staff on the ground to assist fans and, as with all special event trains, alcohol bans will be in place.

Travel advice for fans can be found on this dedicated webpage here

Photo John Preece

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