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ScotRail issue travel advice ahead of Hampden semi finals in Glasgow

Vacation information has been issued to soccer lovers travelling to Hampden Park this weekend. 

ScotRail is urging enthusiasts to let more time for journeys and to expect solutions to be busier than ordinary all through a massive weekend of cup football. 

On Saturday, January 14 Celtic will perform Kilmarnock at 5.30pm, with Rangers then going through Aberdeen on Sunday, January 15 at 3pm, both of those at the countrywide stadium Hampden Park. 

ScotRail will be managing as several expert services as probable to aid enthusiasts get to the online games, which include additional trains to and from Mount Florida before and soon after the matches. 

There will also be weekend engineering works on some routes which means replacement buses will be in operation concerning Kilmarnock and Glasgow, and between Dundee and Aberdeen. 

Followers travelling on both of individuals routes will have to have to allow for much more time for their journey as the bus sections will choose noticeably for a longer time, and there will be less seats available. 

For individuals travelling by practice, queueing systems will be in put at Glasgow Central ahead of the football and at Mount Florida and Kings Park just after the last whistle. 

To lessen the need to have to queue, prospects really should buy their return tickets to Mount Florida or Kings Park in advance by way of the ScotRail application or web-site. 

On Sunday, 15 January, different queues will be in area for Rangers and Aberdeen followers at Glasgow Central Station.

Rangers admirers will queue for services to Mount Florida by means of the carriage driveway on Hope Road, although Aberdeen supporters will queue for providers to Kings Park by means of the major concourse.

Soon after the match, Rangers supporters should travel house via Mount Florida, although Aberdeen supporters must make their way residence from Kings Park station.

Buyers are also reminded that the use of liquor remains prohibited on ScotRail products and services.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail head of customer operations, reported: “We’re planning for yet another major weekend of football with admirers travelling to Glasgow to cheer on their group.

“To assist the situations operate efficiently, we’ll be managing as a lot of trains as feasible around the weekend, nonetheless, trains will be much busier than usual and engineering operates will have an impression, so please plan forward.

“I stimulate any individual travelling this weekend to allow additional time for vacation, and to minimise your need to queue, acquire your tickets in advance on the ScotRail application or internet site.”

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail Scotland route director, claimed: “The multi-million-pound investment we’re earning to exchange daily life-expired keep track of alongside numerous sections of the route is important to trying to keep the railway safe and sound and reputable. 

“Will work of this scale are planned much in progress of soccer fixtures being launched.

“Though we respect that there is in no way a excellent time for disruption on the railway, we thank followers for their comprehending and advise absolutely everyone to strategy ahead and allow for further time for travelling to and from the respective matches.”