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Travel advice ahead of football semi-finals at Hampden Park

ScotRail has issued vacation guidance forward of this weekend’s football semi-finals at Hampden Park, when Celtic engage in Kilmarnock with a 5:30pm kick off on Saturday, 14th January, and Rangers perform Aberdeen with a 3pm kick off on Sunday, 15th January.

To enable admirers vacation to the video games, ScotRail will operate as quite a few companies as probable with additional trains to and from Mount Florida before and just after the online games. On the other hand, engineering functions concerning Kilmarnock and Glasgow, and between Dundee and Aberdeen, will have to have supporters travelling on all those routes employing rail-alternative buses. Supporters should for that reason permit additional time for their journey, as the substitute buses will have much less seats accessible and will take noticeably for a longer period.

Hampden Park. // Credit history: ScotRail.

To facilitate journey to the video games, queuing systems will be in spot at Glasgow Central ahead of the matches, and just after the final whistle at Mount Florida and Kings Park.

On Sunday, 15 January, there will be individual queues for Rangers and Aberdeen followers at Glasgow Central. Rangers supporters will queue on the carriage driveway on Hope Avenue for products and services to Mount Florida, while Aberdeen supporters will queue on the principal concourse in Glasgow Central for solutions to Kings Park. Soon after the match, return trains for Rangers supporters will depart from Mount Florida, whilst trains for Aberdeen supporters will depart from Kings Park station.

To avoid queuing for tickets on the working day, consumers need to invest in their return tickets to Mount Florida or Kings Park in advance via the ScotRail application or web page.

Prospects are also reminded that the usage of liquor continues to be prohibited on ScotRail providers.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Purchaser Operations, explained: “We’re making ready for a further large weekend of soccer with enthusiasts travelling to Glasgow to cheer on their team.

“To assistance the situations run smoothly, we’ll be working as quite a few trains as doable more than the weekend, having said that, trains will be a great deal busier than normal and engineering functions will have an effect, so please program forward.

“I really encourage everyone travelling this weekend to let further time for vacation, and to minimise your need to queue, purchase your tickets in progress on the ScotRail application or web site.”

Liam Sumpter, Community Rail Scotland Route Director, explained: “The multi-million-pound expenditure we’re earning to substitute lifestyle-expired observe along numerous sections of the route is critical to retaining the railway secure and reputable.

“Works of this scale are prepared far in progress of football fixtures staying launched.

“While we respect that there is under no circumstances a good time for disruption on the railway, we thank enthusiasts for their understanding and suggest every person to plan in advance and enable additional time for travelling to and from the respective matches.”