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ScotRail travel advice ahead of Scotland v Northern Ireland at Hampden Park

Updated: Mar 26

ScotRail has issued travel advice for football fans heading to Hampden Park for the men’s international between Scotland and Northern Ireland next week.


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The national team will continue their Euro 2024 preparations with the match on Tuesday, 26 March at 19.45, and to help fans travel to the match, the train operator is adding more services and seats to and from Mount Florida, the closest station to Hampden.


ScotRail has confirmed the extra train services with more carriages will operate before and after the game to help supporters get to and from the match.


However, the train operator is warning fans that trains will be busier than normal, so customers should plan ahead.


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Customers heading to the game are advised to allow additional time for travel as queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central before the football, and at Mount Florida after the final whistle.


To reduce the need to queue, all customers are encouraged to buy their return tickets in advance via the mTicket system on the ScotRail app.


Buying tickets through the mTicket system means people can purchase tickets from the comfort of their home or on the way to the station and it will instantly become available on their mobile device.


ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to assist customers, and the train operator is reminding everyone that the carrying and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on ScotRail trains and in ScotRail stations.


Fans traveling from Northern Ireland to Scotland by ferry should also check their journey as train services on the Stranraer line are currently being replaced by buses while demolition work continues at the former Ayr Station Hotel.


Phil Campbell, ScotRail Customer Operations Director, said:

“We’re looking forward to helping fans travel by train to watch the Scotland men’s national team play Northern Ireland at Hampden on Tuesday night.


“We’re adding more services and extra carriages to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida to help supporters travel to and from the match, and we’ll have additional staff on hand to help you.


“Customers heading to Hampden should plan ahead and allow more time for travel, as queuing systems will be in place before and after the match, and trains will be busy.

“Buying your return tickets in advance through our mTicket system on the ScotRail app will reduce your need to queue.”

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