Travel advice for Scotland v England rugby fans this weekend

Those heading to watch Scotland take on England in the 2016 RBS Six Nations this weekend are being advised to plan travel ahead and keep up to date with traffic information.

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to Murrayfield Stadium to see the two sides clash for the Calcutta Cup (6 February, kick-off 4.50pm) in the first home game of the RBS Six Nations championship.

Fans are encouraged to leave as much time as possible to travel to the match, and will be able to watch the 2.25pm France v Italy fixture on Murrayfield’s big screen if they arrive early.

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

Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport Convener, said: “We’re gearing up for another exciting RBS Six Nations tournament and I’m sure there are thousands of people here in the capital to see Scotland challenge England for the Calcutta Cup. I would urge anyone planning to travel to Murrayfield on Saturday to plan ahead and check traffic information to make sure they get there in plenty of time. All the best Scotland!”

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 between the stadium and the city centre.

Pedestrians travelling by rail from Haymarket Station will be guided along the main road towards Haymarket after the match. Stewards will be on hand to provide further assistance and advice on approach to the station on departures and queuing areas.

Edinburgh Trams are putting an enhanced service in place to cater to the many thousands of fans who are expected to travel to and from the match, with trams running as frequently as every five minutes immediately before and after the game.

Advice for anyone planning to travel by tram can be found on the Edinburgh Trams website. Passengers are also advised to keep an eye out for updates from Edinburgh Trams' Control team on the day via @EdinburghTrams on Twitter.

Bus information can be found on the Lothian Buses website and via updates from @on_lothianbuses on Twitter. Spectators should note that day tickets are valid on both Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams.

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


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