Advice for rugby fans in Edinburgh this weekend

Rugby fans heading to watch Scotland in the 2014 RBS Six Nations this weekend are being advised to take note of traffic and travel information.

In their first home game of this Six Nations tournament, Scotland are playing host to England in the Calcutta Cup on Saturday (8 February, kick-off 5pm) and 67,000 spectators are expected to flock to Murrayfield Stadium for the match.

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

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

A number of temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in place.

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.

Please note that Russell Road is now fully open 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 Murrayfield Stadium by bus or rail can be found on the Scottish Rugby website.

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