ScotRail has announced it is putting on more than 70 extra train services to Carnoustie for The Open later this month.
The rail company said the move will help golf fans from across the world attend the event when it returns to Angus.
Around 170,000 visitors are expected to attend the Championship over the course of the tournament’s four days and the three practice days.
ScotRail will add extra carriages to services calling at Carnoustie on July 18, the last practice day.
From Thursday to Sunday during the tournament, there will be a total of 77 extra services to and from Carnoustie with all trains passing through the town calling there.
Graham Heald, ScotRail Alliance head of customer experience, said: “I’m delighted to see The Open return to the fantastic Carnoustie Links and ScotRail is excited to be part of such a global event. With a spectacle like this on our doorstep, services will be very busy.
“To help things go smoothly, we’re adding extra stops at Carnoustie and more carriages on many of our trains.
“We’re also asking all customers using Carnoustie station to take a few moments to buy tickets and plan their journeys in advance, as this will make their journey easier on the day.”
Carnoustie Links is around a five-minute walk from Carnoustie station.
ScotRail said a queueing system will be in place at Carnoustie station and at key stations across Scotland, if needed.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director – championships at The R&A, added: “We are looking forward to a wonderful week of outstanding golf at The 147th Open at Carnoustie as the world’s best golfers compete for the famous Claret Jug.
“The course is easily accessible by rail from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and Aberdeen, with the station only a few minutes’ walk away from the entrance.
“Many thousands of fans will travel by train and we will be working hard to ensure they have a memorable and hugely enjoyable time at golf’s original championship.”
Ticket times are available on the ScotRail website and app.