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Football fans will have to leave Scotland game early to get home, ScotRail says

Commuters and travellers at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station. ScotRail’s new timetable, which will see almost 700 fewer train services a day across Scotland, begins today whilst the deadlock over driver pay continues. Picture date: Monday May 23, 2022.
Commuters and travellers at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station. ScotRail’s new timetable, which will see almost 700 fewer train services a day across Scotland, begins today whilst the deadlock over driver pay continues. Picture date: Monday May 23, 2022.

Scotland’s state owned railway has warned football fans they will have to leave the Scotland’s first Nations League fixture before the game ends if they want to get home.

Newly nationalised ScotRail has urged those heading to Hampden Park for the Scotland v Armenia game on Wednesday to consider their travel options after the operator was forced to cut the number of services.

Kick off is at 7.45pm but the last train of the night from Mount Florida, the national stadium’s closet station, back to Glasgow Central will leave before the final whistle.

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Football fans will have to leave the Scotland v Armenia game early to get the train home, ScotRail have said (Jane Barlow/PA)

ScotRail said there will also be very limited journey opportunities departing from Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street after the match, with no trains on most routes out of the city centre.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail’s head of customer operations, said the operator was “doing all we can to help football fans head to Hampden and cheer on the national team”.

But he warned: “Customers should be aware that the last trains of the night will depart Mount Florida before the final whistle, so we urge fans to plan ahead and consider their travel options.”

Some 700 services have been cut from the ScotRail timetable as a pay dispute rumbles on, with members of the Aslef union refusing to work on rest days as a result.

Talks aimed at ending a pay dispute between Scotland’s rail provider and train drivers will resume on Thursday, the union has said.

The union previously agreed an offer from ScotRail, but it was later rejected by the executive committee.

Talks resumed on Monday, before being adjourned within a matter of hours, but ScotRail deemed the discussions to be “constructive”.

ScotRail encouraged fans to get to the ground as early as possible as trains would be busy, with the turnstiles at Hampden Park opening at 6pm.

The operator also urged people to buy tickets ahead of time on the ScotRail app of via the mTicket system.