ScotRail is reminding customers travelling to the William Hill Scottish Cup Final at Hampden that trains will be busier than normal.
ScotRail will be adding carriages to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida/King’s Park – the closest stations to Hampden Park.
To help get fans to the appropriate stadium entrance as quickly as possible, there will be separate queuing systems in place at Glasgow Central before the match. Extra staff will be on hand to direct passengers to the appropriate queue.
Fans travelling to Mount Florida at busy times will be directed to join the queuing area at the entrance across from La Lanterna Restaurant on Hope Street. Those heading to King’s Park should anticipate queuing on the main concourse at Glasgow Central beforehand.
After the match, fans should be prepared to queue at Mount Florida/King’s Park for their return journey.
Customers travelling from Edinburgh should also be aware that queuing systems may be in place at Waverley station beforehand to help manage the anticipated crowds. They should also note their journeys will be affected by Queen Street improvements, which means trains will take longer, depart at different times and may have a different final destination. More information is available at scotrail.co.uk/QueenStreetTunnel
To help ensure customers arrive at the game on time, they should allow extra time for travel – as well as purchasing tickets in advance.
A ScotRail spokeswoman said: “We’ll be using every train at our disposal to add extra carriages to services between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida/King’s Park, however, trains are expected to be very busy.
“Make sure to check your train times on our website or app and leave plenty of time for travel. Be aware that queuing systems will be in place at key stations throughout the day.
“Buying tickets in advance will help reduce your queuing time.
“Fans travelling through to Glasgow should bear in mind the Queen Street improvement works and check how their journeys are affected at scotrail.co.uk/QueenStreetTunnel“
ScotRail will have extra staff on the ground to assist customers and, as with most major events, alcohol bans will be in place.