ScotRail have issued travel advice to supporters heading to Scottish Gas Murrayfield this weekend for the game against England and told them to plan in advance.

Extra seats are being added to trains for journeys to Edinburgh including from Fife, Perth and the Borders but with work ongoing at a building adjacent to Haymarket, supporters are being urged to head to Waverley with capacity reduced by around 50% at the former.

The request is mainly for post match with ScotRail unable to put their usual queuing system into place due to the work being done and in a bid to cut any delays they have asked fans to make their way to Waverley for their journeys instead of Haymarket.

A request to head there or delay their journey home until later in the evening has been made with the Calcutta Cup clash kicking off at 4.45pm and they’ve reminded supporters than a tram service from outside Murrayfield to St Andrew’s Square is a useful option to get to Waverley post match.

ScotRail customer operations director Phil Campbell said: “ScotRail is looking forward to helping fans travel to Scottish Gas Murrayfield to watch Scotland take on England 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, but 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.” 

Gregor Townsend's men face England in the Calcutta Cup on Saturday, hoping to win it for the fourth year in a row and the Scotland head coach will name his team later this week.