SCOTRAIL have announced they will be adding extra seats on routes in and out of Edinburgh to help fans travel to the rugby.

Scotland take on Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday, February 11 at 4.45pm, with rail travel expected to soar on the day.

Rugby fans are being urged to plan ahead and allow additional time for travel, particularly on the route home.

Capacity at Haymarket has been reduced due to building work on an adjacent building, having a knock-on effect on queueing in the station.

Phil Campbell, head of customer operations, said: “ScotRail is looking forward to helping fans travel to BT Murrayfield to watch Scotland take on Wales this weekend, and we’ll be doing all we can to make their journey seamless.

“To support the event, we’re adding more seats to trains to and from Edinburgh throughout the day, as well as more services between Edinburgh and Glasgow until early evening. However, customers should plan ahead as services are expected to be busy. 

“We’d also encourage customers to travel straight to Edinburgh Waverley to catch their train home after the game due to the limited access and capacity at Haymarket station.”