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Fans are advised to ‘Travel by Train’ down to Melrose on Saturday for the 126th Edition of the famous Sevens Tournament.

Scotrail says that fans will be able to use services on the Borders Railway to travel to Tweedbank – the closest station to the Melrose Rugby Club – on Saturday 9 April, with the event kicking off at 11:30am.

Customers should be aware queuing systems are likely to be in place at Edinburgh Waverley before the match, and at Tweedbank station afterwards. Passenger numbers at other stations along the line will be monitored throughout the day.

To help ensure customers arrive at the event on time, passengers should allow extra time for travel – as well as purchasing tickets in advance.

If fans are planning on travelling home by train in the evening, they should consider heading to Tweedbank as soon as possible after the tournament finishes. After the 7:31pm service, trains will run hourly.

Where possible, ScotRail will be adding carriages to timetabled services.

Jacqueline Taggart, ScotRail’s customer experience director, said: “We’re really looking forward to taking fans to the Melrose Sevens on the Borders Railway for the first time.

“Travelling by train to this event will be a new experience for many and we wanted to let fans know how to make their journeys as smooth as possible.

“Make sure to check your train times on our website or app and leave plenty of time for travel. Buying tickets in advance will also help reduce your queuing time.”

ScotRail will have extra staff on the ground to assist fans.


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