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Upcoming sports events - 6 Nations

Upcoming sports events - 6 Nations

Upcoming Six Nations matches at Murrayfield


If you’re travelling to Scotland’s upcoming RBS Six Nations games at Murrayfield, we’ll be putting measures in place to make sure your journey goes as smoothly as possible.

The games:

  • Saturday 21 March: Scotland v Ireland. Kick off at 2.30pm

The newly refurbished Haymarket station has a different layout and a new special events queuing system in place. A full map is available here.


What we’ll be doing to make things go smoothly:

  • Managing queuing systems at Glasgow Queen Street station before the game, and at Haymarket after, to safely guide customers to the next available train
  • Enforcing alcohol bans to help ensure everyone has a pleasant journey
  • Ensuring every available carriage is in use
  • Providing dozens of extra staff, in addition to existing station staff, to assist customers
  • Working in advance with partners including British Transport Police, Scottish Rugby Union, and the council to ensure a co-ordinated approach

    After the match:

    • British Transport Police officers and dozens of extra ScotRail staff will be on the ground to assist you after the final whistle.
    • If you’re travelling north, south, and to Glasgow Central or Airdrie/Bathgate, you should access the station via the main entrance to join queues inside.
    • For those travelling west to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, or to Stirling and Dunblane, you should join the queue situated beside the front entrance of Rosebery House on Haymarket Terrace.
    • Remember, there are three routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh – one each from Queen Street High and Low Levels, and another from Glasgow Central via Shotts.

    What you can do:

    • Be aware of the new layout at Haymarket station, and how the new queuing system will work
    • Buy tickets in advance either on our website, at staffed stations, or via telesales on 0330 303 0111
    • Allow extra time for travel as services will be very busy
    • Follow any advice from British Transport Police or ScotRail staff
    • Avoid drinking or visibly carrying alcohol as a ban will be in place on all rugby trains
    • Get live train running info via our app, our website, and the ScotRail twitter feed

    Upcoming Scotland football matches


    Advice for fans travelling to Scottish football games

    We’ve put together some tips for fans travelling to Scotland’s upcoming games at Hampden this month.

    • Scotland v Northern Ireland – Wednesday 25 March, KO 19:45
    • Scotland v Gibraltar – Sunday 29 March, KO 17:00

    What ScotRail is doing to make the day run smoothly:

    • Putting queuing systems in place at Glasgow Central station on the outbound journey, and at Mount Florida and Glasgow Queen Street stations on the return
    • Enforcing alcohol bans to help make sure everyone can safely enjoy the day
    • Issuing messages through the media, our website, stations, and via partner organisations to keep everyone informed
    • Working with partners including British Transport Police and football clubs

    What you can do to ensure an easier journey:

    • Purchase your tickets in advance, including onward travel to Mount Florida, either from booking offices, our app, website, or via telesales on 0330 303 0111
    • Allow extra time for travel as it will be busy
    • Consider travelling earlier in the day as you may not be able to board the first train you aim for
    • Be prepared to stand if you don’t have a seat reservation
    • Listen to advice from ScotRail staff and BTP officers
    • Get back to the station in plenty of time and don’t rely on the last train as you may not be able to get on
    • Don’t drink or visibly carry alcohol on trains before and after the game when a ban will be enforced by British Transport Police – this is in addition to our 9pm-10am alcohol ban
    • Get live train running info via our @ScotRail Twitter feed, or text ‘ScotRail’ to 86688 to download our app