Scotrail will put more carriages on for fans travelling to this weekend’s League Cup final at Hampden with over 50,000 fans expected to descend on the national stadium as Rangers and Celtic go head-to-head.

The train operator has confirmed the additional service and advised fans that trains will be extremely busy on Sunday afternoon.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 10: General view outside the stadium prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and England at Hampden Park National Stadium on June 10, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Light Blues fans are to travel on services for Mount Florida and separate queues will be in operation at Central Station for fans making their way to Hampden.

“This is a really big game in the Scottish footballing calendar with the first piece of silverware on offer, and we’re looking forward to helping fans get to the match to cheer on their side,” Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said.

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“We’ll be adding more seats to trains to keep people moving hassle-free, but customers should plan their journeys in advance at  scotrail.co.uk  or on the ScotRail app, and make sure they buy their tickets before they board.”

 

Extra staff will also be available and fans are also reminded that alcohol bans will be in place.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 23: Rangers supporters unveil a mosaque displaying the club crest ahead of the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Hampden clash could prove to be a pivotal moment in the season with the sides only separated by a single goal in the league and desperate to get their hands on the first piece of silverware of the season.

Rangers will first, however, have to negotiate tonight’s league game with Aberdeen at Pittodrie as Steven Gerrard’s side look to maintain their excellent recent form.

 

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