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ScotRail reminds fans about free train travel to Hampden

By Tom Ramage

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Euro 2020 fans attending tomorrow night’s final Group D match between Scotland and Croatia at Hampden are being reminded by ScotRail that supporters with a valid match ticket are entitled to free train travel between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida.

Field of dreams: Hampden
Field of dreams: Hampden

The travel offer was in place for the previous two matches at Hampden, with thousands of supporters travelling to and from Mount Florida, which is a five-minute walk from Hampden Park.

ScotRail is running 21 shuttle services over a three-hour period before the games, which means almost 4,000 fans will be able to travel for free by showing their match ticket, thanks to a partnership between the train operator, Glasgow City Council and UEFA.

Physical distancing rules will still in be in place at railway stations and on-board trains throughout the tournament in line with Covid-19 guidelines. So, fans should leave plenty of time to travel as there is limited capacity on train services to and from the matches.

Volunteers will be on hand to provide details of alternative walking routes to the games, if train capacity is reached.

Fans are also being reminded that ScotRail’s alcohol ban will be in place during the tournament.

British Transport Police will have a strong presence at Glasgow Central and Mount Florida to enforce the policy as well as making sure people in train queues are being patient and following physical distancing rules.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail head of customer operations, said: “This is a very important match for Scotland, and we hope everyone is able to use our services to get to Hampden to show their support for the team.

“But, we’re reminding supporters that because of Covid-19 rules on physical distancing, they will have to queue for trains before and after the matches.

“We’re advising them to get to the stations early to give themselves every chance of getting on one of our services.

“Hopefully the journey home is part of the celebrations following a successful night for the national team with qualification for the last 16.”

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