EXTRA seats will be available on the Borders Railway this weekend in anticipation of customer need for the Six Nations.

On Saturday, February 11 Scotland will play Wales at BT Murrayfield at 4.45pm.

In order to help fans travelling to and from the capital, ScotRail has announced it will add more seats to train services, including on the route connecting Edinburgh to Tweedbank.

Rugby fans and others travelling to Edinburgh on Saturday are being advised to plan ahead before travelling and to allow for additional time to travel.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:  “ScotRail is looking forward to helping fans travel to BT Murrayfield to watch Scotland take on Wales this weekend, and we’ll be doing all we can to make their journey a seamless one.

“To support the event, we’re adding more seats to trains to and from Edinburgh throughout the day, as well as more services between Edinburgh and Glasgow until early evening.

"However, customers should plan ahead as services are expected to be busy.

“We’d also encourage customers to travel straight to Edinburgh Waverley to catch their train home after the game due to the limited access and capacity at Haymarket station.”

From Edinburgh Waverley BT Murrayfield can be reached via Edinburgh Trams which pick up and drop off at St Andrew Square, or by using a number of Lothian Bus services which can be accesses near the station.

For further service updates on Saturday, visit the ScotRail website.