Two sleeps to go – Going by train to the Cup Final? Scotrail information #lbpcup

Edinburgh-Glasgow routes for the Scottish Cup Final between Hibs and Hearts.

More than 50 trains – running on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Central via Shotts line as well as Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk High and Bathgate respectively – will have additional carriages.

There will also be numerous trains with extra carriages serving Mount Florida and Kings Park stations.

A queuing system will be in operation at Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations, aimed at getting as many people onto trains in the quickest possible time, and supporters will be directed to the next available train (be it going to Glasgow Central or on the two routes to Glasgow Queen Street).

There will also be separate queues at Glasgow Central for the onward journey to Hampden – with Hibs supporters travelling on trains to Kings Park and Hearts fans going to Mount Florida.

Return travel is still to be confirmed, but the following arrangements are likely to be in place:

  • The winning team may be asked to travel via Airdrie/ Bathgate (entering Queen Street station via the Dundas Street entrance) The runner-up fans may be asked travel on trains via Falkirk High (entering Queen Street station via the George Square entrance and join the queuing system in place in the car park).

Please check nearer the time for confirmation of details.

An alcohol ban will be in place on:

  • all Edinburgh-Glasgow trains from 0900 to 1300
  • Glasgow Central trains to Mount Florida and Kings Park stations from noon to 1500
  • return services from 1700 to 2100
  • all Glasgow-Edinburgh services from 1700 to 2100.

Customers should purchase their tickets in advance of travel to facilitate their journey and allow more time for travel as services will be busier than usual. Tickets can be obtained at staffed stations, ScotRail telesales on 08457 55 00 33 or from our website.

Sample fares

  • Edinburgh to Mount Florida £14.50. It may be cheaper to purchase separate tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow and Glasgow to Mount Florida. Tickets to Mount Florida can be used to/from Kings Park.
  • Glasgow to Mount Florida £2.00
  • Polmont to Mount Florida £12.50
  • Bathgate to Mount Florida £11.30
  • Livingston North to Mount Florida £12.70

Families can take advantage of ScotRail’s Kids Go Free ticket where up to two children can travel for free with every adult.

Please also remember to check your train times before travelling.

ScotRail ask fans to be patient during this busy time and follow the instructions of customer service staff and the British Transport Police.