Extra carriages to touch down for rugby

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Extra train carriages are being provided for rugby fans travelling to the Capital to watch Scotland take on Ireland this weekend.

ScotRail said it would supply an additional 222 carriages to services on Sunday to help those travelling to and from Murrayfield.

Scotland captain Kelly Brown will lead his side out for the Six Nations clash, which kicks off at 2pm.

The train operator will put on 87 extra carriages from Aberdeen, Bathgate, Dalmuir, Dundee, Glasgow, Glenrothes, Helensburgh and Perth, and a further 135 carriages afterwards – a 65 per cent increase in capacity.

There will also be an 
additional 50 members of staff on the ground, with queuing systems in place at Haymarket station afterwards.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said fans had never been so well provided for.

She said: “We are pleased to be able to run more extra seats than ever before for a Six Nations game, while also meeting demand in other areas of the rail network.

“Fans can play their part by buying tickets in advance and, if they are able to travel home an hour or so later, they will have more chance of getting a seat, too.”