ScotRail has issued new travel advice to Rugby fans hoping to see Scotland clash with rivals England at Murrayfield for the Six Nations.

This new advice comes after the provider announced that there would be extra seats on trains for routes going to and from Edinburgh on the day of the match.

These include routes running between Edinburgh Waverley and Fife, Perth, and the Borders Railway.

However, despite more seats being available, ScotRail has urged rugby fans to plan ahead and allow for additional time when travelling.

This is due to the limited access at Haymarket station caused by the ongoing redevelopment of an adjacent building.

The building work has reduced the station's capacity in half. This means that the rail company will be unable to provide the usual queuing system after the game.

It also means that the station will not be accessible via the ramp located at the rear with all travellers heading to Haymarket before and after the Six Nations clash required to use the main entrance. 

This is expected to lead to longer journey times with some customers needing to be redirected to Waverly Station due to limited spaces.

Scotland and England fans are being urged to go straight to Waverley Station after the final whistle is blown to reduce pressure on Haymarket.

ScotRail has said that tram services will be in operation between the entrance of the stadium and St Andrew Square tram stop (which is a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley).

There are also Lothian Bus services (1, 3, 12, 22, 25, 26, 30, 31 and 33) which will connect the city centre with Murrayfield.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail customer operations director, 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.”