SCOTRAIL will be adding extra carriages to trains between Helensburgh Central and Edinburgh this Sunday for Scotland’s first home Six Nations international of the year.

Scotland play France at Murrayfield on Sunday, February 11, and to help keep everyone moving extra trains will run between Glasgow Queen Street and Haymarket before the match.

Additional carriages will be added to key services on routes to and from Edinburgh including Helensburgh, via Bathgate and Glasgow Queen Street low level, Glasgow Queen Street, via Falkirk High, Fife Circle, Dunblane and Dundee and Perth.

Trains are expected to be very busy and supporters are advised to allow additional time for travel as queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Queen Street before the match and at Haymarket after the final whistle.

Signs will be in place to direct customers and an alcohol ban will be in force.

Graham Heald, the ScotRail Alliance’s head of customer experience, said: “We are providing extra seats on key routes into Edinburgh and will be using all available trains on the day. Customers are advised to allow extra time for travel, and to buy their ticket in advance, not on the day.”

Kick-off on Sunday is at 3pm.