Rugby fans travelling by train this weekend are being urged to plan ahead.

ScotRail has added more seats to trains where possible for fans travelling to and from Edinburgh for the Six Nations.

Scotland will host Ireland at BT Murrayfield on Sunday, March 12, at 3pm.

Fans are being urged to plan ahead and allow additional time for travel, particularly on their journey home, due to limited access at Haymarket station caused by the ongoing redevelopment of an adjacent building. 

The building work has restricted access to Haymarket and reduced the capacity within the station by half, ScotRail said.

This means that ScotRail is unable to provide its normal queuing system after the game, and the station will not be accessible via the ramp located at the rear of the station.

Any customers travelling from Haymarket will be required to use the main entrance.  

As a result, customers should expect longer waiting times for the train home. 

Due to the limited capacity for queuing inside Haymarket station, some customers may be held outside of the station or be redirected to Edinburgh Waverley to catch their train home.  

Fans are asked to consider travelling straight to Edinburgh Waverley after the final whistle to reduce their need to queue.

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