ScotRail is laying on extra seats for rugby fans travelling to and from Scotland’s Six Nations clash with England at the BT Murrayfield Stadium this weekend.
Additional carriages will be added to Edinburgh-bound services on the Arbroath and Dundee and Perth lines, as well as the Fife Circle, North Berwick and the Borders, Dunblane and Helensburgh (via Bathgate) and Glasgow Queen Street on Saturday.
Passengers are being urged to buy tickets in advance, whether or not they are going to the game, since all routes to and from the capital will be busier than usual.
Supporters should also allow additional time for travelling to the match, which kicks off at 4.45pm. Queuing systems will be in place at Haymarket after the final whistle.
Additional staff will also be on duty and, as with most large events, alcohol bans will be in place.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail head of customer operations, said it was one of the biggest occasions in the sporting calendar.
“Although we can’t make every train longer, we will be using every train we have on the day,” he said.
“If you’re going to Murrayfield, please allow extra time for travel, and buy your ticket in advance, not on the day.
“The last trains of the day will be very busy, so please aim for an earlier service to avoid disappointment.”