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Travel advice issued for The 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews

Golf lovers travelling to St. Andrews for the 150th Open up Championship are becoming suggested that there may possibly be challenges in travelling to the function by rail.

ScotRail at present has a short term timetable in procedure.

For the duration of the week of The Open from Sunday, 10th to Sunday, 17th July there will be a extremely minimal amount of trains to and from Leuchars, which is the closest station to St. Andrews. On the Championship days from Thursday, 14th to Sunday, 17th July, trains will operate about every 60 minutes between Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen, and Leuchars.

House on board trains will be really minimal, and there will be no rail-alternative transport obtainable. Followers must, hence, prepare ahead, examine their entire journey, and know what choice modes of transport are readily available.
A community bus network, operated by Stagecoach, links St Andrews to Dundee, Cupar, Glenrothes, and the villages all-around the East Neuk of Fife, as well as an convey bus provider connecting to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Far more information and facts on bus services can be identified by means of Stagecoach at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/ and Moffat and Williamson https://moffat-williamson.co.british isles/

For enthusiasts travelling to The Open by street, additional Park and Experience facilities will be obtainable. The AA are furnishing instructions to the Park & Journey web-sites by Variable Messaging Indications and black and yellow event signs presented by the AA. Park and Ride tickets are out there on The Open site.

ScotRail will have added employees to assist prospects and is reminding absolutely everyone that the carrying and consumption of liquor is prohibited on ScotRail trains and in ScotRail stations.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Client Operations, claimed:

“We’re executing completely all the things we can to aid vacation to the historic 150th Open up at the amazing Outdated Training course at St Andrews, however, we urge followers to plan forward and contemplate what choice transport is offered.
“Regrettably, our temporary timetable will even now be in position all over the Championship, which implies there will be a extremely minimal number of trains to and from Leuchars – the closest station to the training course.

“Space on board these trains are confined, so I’d urge followers to take into consideration alternate modes of transport as there will be appreciably extended queues at stations and we might not be capable to get you to the course.

“We have labored carefully with key associates, which include the R&A, Fife Council, and Transportation Scotland, and will carry on to engage in our aspect all through this significant party.”