SCOTLAND host Georgia at Scottish Gas Murrayfield on Saturday August, 26 at 5:30pm, and the train operator is urging fans to plan ahead and allow sufficient time for travel as services will be much busier than normal with the Edinburgh Festivals also entering their final weekend.

To help fans travel to and from the rugby, ScotRail is adding more seats to trains, where possible, throughout the day on routes in and out of Edinburgh Waverley.

Customers are encouraged to plan their journey in advance and purchase their tickets through the ScotRail app as part of the mTickets system.

This means people can secure their tickets from the comfort of their home, or on the way to the station, and it will instantly become available on their mobile device.

Edinburgh Trams offer a fast and frequent service between the stadium entrance and various destinations such as Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, and St Andrew Square tram stop, which is a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley.

Additionally, Edinburgh City Centre can be accessed from BT Murrayfield through several Lothian Bus services, including routes 1, 3, 12, 22, 25, 26, 30, 31, or 33.

ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to assist customers, and the train operator is reminding everyone that the carrying and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on ScotRail trains and in ScotRail stations.

With queuing systems expected to be in place at both Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley, customers are being advised to allow extra time to make their journey.

Customers are reminded that industrial action on Saturday, 26 August, will have an impact on other train operators, including Avanti West Coast and LNER.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Customer Operations Director, said:“ScotRail services to and from the Capital City are going to be really busy this weekend as Scotland host Georgia at Murrayfield, and the Edinburgh Festivals come to a close, so customers should plan ahead.

“To help fans travel to and from the match, we’re adding more seats to trains in and out of Edinburgh throughout the day in addition to the significant enhancements we’ve made to support the festivals.

“To make your travel experience as smooth as possible, I’d encourage everyone to purchase their train tickets before boarding. The mTicket system, available on the ScotRail app, offers a convenient way to secure your tickets and download them straight to your mobile phone, avoiding any unnecessary queues on the day.”