Rangers fans rue Ibrox transport links in rescheduled fixture “chaos”
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Rangers fans rue Ibrox transport links in rescheduled fixture “chaos”

Rangers fans have criticised the rescheduling of some 2022 Scottish Premiership fixtures with kick-off times creating a number of transport and subway challenges for supporters.

Rangers will now play Hearts at 4pm on Sunday February 6th with the Glasgow Subway System set to shut 15 minutes after the game is officially set to end.

Matches against Dundee United (A), Motherwell (H) and Celtic (H) have also been rescheduled as above for a mixture of TV reasons and after Rangers’ progression in the Europa League.

Transport into Ibrox and the surrounding area is notoriously poor, and the subway system is used by thousands of Rangers fans on matchdays to access the ground.

Rangers fans criticise scheduling amid poor Ibrox transport links

The club’s supporters continue to be let down by SPT closing the subway system at 6pm on Sunday afternoons, wreaking havoc with the travel plans of fans visiting Ibrox.

There are also issues surrounding the service as a whole which regularly suffers from disruption and some Rangers fans have criticised the standard of the public transport service as a result.

Supporters also travel from near and far to follow Rangers and given ferry times from Northern Ireland, later kick-off times can make day trips more difficult.

Rangers’ regular involvement in the Europa League has brought this issue more into focus and there is a wider problem with transport in and out of Ibrox.

Fanshave taken to Twitter to express their frustration at the rescheduling with subway users and Northern Irish fans in particular cursing the inconvenience:

There have been numerous solutions to the ongoing transport issues into Rangers mooted in the past, including the reopening of the old Ibrox railway station, which has been shut since 1967.

But the most clear and obvious solution if these rescheduled figures are to be followed through with is the subway opening later to accommodate supporters.

Otherwise the frustrating swell of supporters who vacate Ibrox 15 minutes before the final whistle may well be larger for the clash with the Jambos.

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