Rugby fans urged to heed travel advice

Rugby fans heading to watch Scotland in the viagogo Autumn Tests 2014 this weekend are being advised to take note of traffic and travel information.

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Xmas truce football

After Scotland's thrilling victory over Argentina last weekend, a full house is expected at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 15 November to see the hosts take on the All Blacks (kick-off 5.30pm).

Temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in place in the Haymarket area for a number of hours on Saturday afternoon and evening.

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.

Scottish Rugby have also been consulted on traffic arrangements so that they can ensure the competing teams arrive at Murrayfield Stadium safely and on time.  

Meanwhile Edinburgh Trams will be running services every five minutes, with extra staff on hand to help customers.

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 Murrayfield Stadium by bus, tram or rail can be found on the Scottish Rugby website.

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