Scottish League Cup Football Trains confirmed
First ScotRail is providing two 'football specials' for Aberdeen fans heading to Glasgow for the Scottish League Cup Final on Sunday 16 March, providing seats for up to 720 fans.
Both services will depart Aberdeen before 9.30am and will arrive at Glasgow Queen Street in plenty of time for fans to transfer onto trains to Bellgrove, and then walk the 20 minutes to Celtic Park.
Timings for return journeys will take into account the possibility of extra time or penalties.
ScotRail has cut the cost of tickets to support the club's fans.Two return fares to Bellgrove will be available:£65 for an 'adult and child' ticket; and £50 for an adult fare. Child fares - available for those aged 15 and under - will not be sold separately.No further discounts or concessions will be available.
Seats are guaranteed for all who buy tickets to travel on these additional services.
Following an inital sale on Friday, there are still tickets remaining on one of the 'football specials' trains.
Tickets for these tickets will go on sale at 9am on Monday 3rd March via the merchandise unit in the Pittodrie Street car park.. All those purchasing rail tickets will be required to provide their name and address
George Yule,Vice-Chairman of Aberdeen Football Club said :"Aberdeen supporters face real challenges getting to and from Glasgow so we are pleased that ScotRail have provided extra trains and arranged reduced fares for our fans making their way to Glasgow for the League Cup Final - this will assist in reducing congestion on the A90"
A ScotRail spokeswoman said, "We look forward to welcoming Aberdeen fans on board for what is sure to be an exciting day of football."
The train operator has confirmed that alcohol will not be permitted on board.
Some fans have already booked seats on scheduled services and ScotRail is highlighting that the 09:24 service from Aberdeen on match day is already sold out. The spokeswoman added, "Please don't attempt to travel on this service unless you have seat reservation as well as a ticket - as you will not be permitted to board."
Mark McDonald MSP for Donside said, "I am delighted to hear that First ScotRail has put on early trains the League Cup Final on March 16against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
"I welcome any steps that can be taken to ensure that fans from all parts of Scotland can make the match with as little inconvenience as possible."
For further information, please download the flyer here: FirstScotrail Football Trains