Soccer followers travelling by practice to the Scottish Cup Last this weekend have been urged by ScotRail to plan their journeys prematurely.
Rangers will play Hearts on Saturday, Might 21, with kick-off at 3pm.
ScotRail confirmed it is going to be including additional carriages to providers between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida. Nevertheless, the practice operator additionally suggested supporters to depart additional time for journey as trains shall be busy, and a few providers could also be cancelled as a result of a scarcity of practice drivers.
The practice operator has acknowledged it’s reliant on drivers working extra time or on their relaxation days due to delays to coaching new drivers brought on by the pandemic.
Following the drivers’ union ASLEF asserting it could poll for strike motion, a major variety of drivers have declined to make themselves obtainable for extra time or relaxation day working.
ScotRail introduced that from Monday (Might 23) it is going to introduce a brief timetable to offer prospects with a stage of certainty and reliability.
Followers travelling to the match on Saturday are being suggested that queuing techniques shall be in place earlier than and after the ultimate whistle, which can embody key stations throughout the community.
To scale back the necessity to queue on the day, prospects are requested to purchase their return tickets to both Mount Florida or Kings Park prematurely on the ScotRail app.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Buyer Operations, stated: “We’ll be doing all we are able to to assist soccer followers head to Hampden and see who lifts the ultimate piece of silverware this season.
“We’re including additional carriages to providers to assist prospects get to the sport; nevertheless, trains are anticipated to be very busy.
“Queuing techniques shall be in place earlier than and after the match so please be sure to know the place to go. We have now a devoted webpage at scotrail.co.uk/sport with extra info, and our employees may also be available to direct you.
“A present scarcity of practice drivers signifies that some providers throughout the ScotRail community could also be cancelled, so followers travelling to the match ought to plan forward and buy their return practice tickets prematurely to assist their journey go easily.”