SCOTRAIL has warned customers to plan ahead in preparation for a weekend of sports and climate change protests.
The rail company issued its travel advice over a “busy weekend”.
On Friday, November 5th, an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people will take to the streets as part of Youth and Public Empowerment Day, inspired by Greta Thunberg’s activism.
The procession is expected to leave Kelvingrove Park at 11.30am and head to George Square in Glasgow city center.
More than 50,000 people are expected in a procession from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green on Saturday 6 November as part of a global day of action for climate justice, leaving Kelvingrove at 12.30pm.
ScotRail said this means that train traffic in and around Glasgow could be “extremely busy” on both days leading up to the events, as large numbers of people are traveling home from the city center after the protests end.
They said customers traveling to or from Glasgow on Friday and Saturday are urged to plan ahead and purchase their tickets in advance as queuing systems may exist at train stations in the city center after the events are over.
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The Scottish rugby team will also face Australia on Sunday at 2.15 p.m. in their second of four Autumn Nations Series 2021 at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
In addition to its normal Sunday schedule, ScotRail said additional trains will run between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High, and more seats will be added to the trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Airdrie and Bathgate throughout the day.
Major routes between Edinburgh and Fife and Dunblane will also benefit from more seating in additional coaches.
ScotRail said fans traveling to the game are encouraged to plan ahead and purchase their return tickets to Haymarket in advance as there may be queuing systems at Haymarket station after the final whistle.
They said customers are also being reminded that wearing face-covering is mandatory on trains and in stations, and drinking alcohol is still banned on ScotRail services.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail’s director of customer care, said, “We have a really busy weekend ahead of us. Scotland will look to build on its success at the Autumn Nations Series with a win on Sunday, while several major processions on climate change take place over the weekend.
“We have done everything in our power to increase the number of seats available for traveling fans and customers, but the trains will be very full all weekend.
“I encourage anyone traveling this weekend to allow extra time for travel and minimize the need for queues to purchase their tickets in advance through our -p or website.”