Travel advice for Six Nations rugby fixtures at BT Murrayfield

Rugby fans heading to watch Scotland in the Six Nations at BT Murrayfield Stadium this month are being advised to take note of traffic and travel information.

In their first of two sell-out home matches this tournament, the boys in navy blue will take on France on Sunday (11 February, 3pm).

They will then meet England in the Calcutta Cup on Saturday 24 February, kicking off at 4.45pm.

To ensure pedestrian safety and to minimise traffic disruption, pedestrian diversions will be implemented around the Haymarket Station area.

The Council is working closely with Police Scotland to keep road and pedestrian traffic moving smoothly before and after the games.

Tram with rugby fans
And Edinburgh Trams will be running services to the Stadium from every three minutes, with extra staff on hand to help customers.

Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes said: "There's always a great buzz in the city when Scotland's playing at home in the Six Nations. As ever, we’d advise match-goers and anyone planning to travel through the city centre on match days to allow plenty of time for their journey. Whether you’re getting there by bus, tram or on foot, it's a good idea to plan your trip to and from Murrayfield in advance as it's bound to be very busy. Have fun and good luck Scotland!"

A number of temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in place in the Haymarket area for a number of hours on match days. 

Police and stewards will be on hand to help direct members of the public from the Stadium to the city centre.

Those heading back into the city centre on foot will be diverted left off the main road up Magdala Crescent to continue back into town.

Pedestrians travelling by rail from Haymarket Station will be guided along the main road towards Haymarket and stewards will be on hand to provide further assistance and advice as they approach the Station.

Russell Road will also be available for those pedestrians making their way back towards the Dalry area and as an alternative route to the city centre.

Information about getting to and from BT Murrayfield Stadium by bus, tram or rail for the Six Nations 2018 can be found on the Scottish Rugby website.

Full details of temporary road closures and parking restrictions are available on the Council website.

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