ScotRail adds more seats for final home six nations fixture

 Image showing the Murrayfield rugby stadium

04th March 2019

The final home match of the Six Nations tournament takes place for Scotland this weekend as they take on Wales at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 9 March at 2.15pm. In response to this major event, ScotRail have confirmed that they will be adding more seats for fans travelling to Edinburgh.

Key routes will see additional seats to and from the capital city throughout the day and will include the following:

  • Fife Circle (Glenrothes with Thornton / Cowdenbeath)
  • Dundee and Perth
  • North Berwick
  • Tweedbank
  • Glasgow Central (via Shotts)
  • Helensburgh and Milngavie (via Bathgate and Glasgow Queen Street low level)

In addition, all trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via Falkirk High are now operated by brand-new seven carriage Class 385s. However, they are expected to be very busy and supporters heading to the game are advised to allow extra time for travel, as queuing systems may be in place before the match, and at Haymarket after the final whistle. ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to help customers and as with most large events, alcohol bans will be in force.

ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said:

“We’re looking forward to helping fans travel to the final home fixture of this year’s Six Nations. More seats will be added to key services in and out of Edinburgh to help the day run smoothly.

“Every available train will be used to help you get where you need to be, but please allow more time for travel as trains will be busy. Buying your tickets in advance will reduce your need to queue.”

Author: Darren Porter
Image: ScotRail