Travel advice for rugby fans heading to see Scotland at Murrayfield this month

Rugby fans heading to watch the Autumn Test matches at Murrayfield this month and those travelling nearby are being advised to take note of travel arrangements.

On Saturday 12 November, Scotland will take on the Wallabies; a sell-out crowd of 67,000 people are expected to attend the game, which kicks off at 2.30pm. 

The public are being urged to leave as much time as possible for any journeys to or near the stadium, as delays are expected.

There will also be a series of road closures in place - Russell Road will be closed from 9:00am and Corstorphine Road, Haymarket Terrace, West Approach Road and West End Crescents will be closed from 4:00pm, resulting in all traffic being diverted via Ravelston Dykes.

The following Saturday, 19 November, Scotland will host Argentina in a match kicking off at 5pm. A crowd of approximately 45,000 fans is expected. For this match, Russell Road will close at 11.30am, with the Corstorphine Road, Haymarket Terrace, West Approach Road and West End Crescents closures coming into effect at 6.30pm. 

Those travelling to the games by public transport can find live information on bus services on Lothian Buses’ website, while Edinburgh Trams will be running an enhanced service to Murrayfield, with full details online.

Find out more about road closures and diversions on the Council website and keep up to date by following EdinTravel on Twitter. 

Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds said: “Scotland home games always generate lots of excitement and as always there will be large crowds heading to Murrayfield to watch the action live this month. Make sure you’re aware of any travel arrangements in place and plan your journey in advance. Have fun – and go Scotland!”


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