SPECIAL train services from Dundee and Perth are set to take St Johnstone and Dundee United fans to the Scottish Cup Final on 17 May, after planned engineering work near Stirling threatened to scupper direct services.
The move by ScotRail and Network Rail came after supporters were faced with having to travel from Tayside to Glasgow’s Celtic Park via Edinburgh, or to travel by road.
The special direct services will run from Dundee and Perth via Fife and the Forth Bridge to Queen Street station in Glasgow, bypassing the weekend line closure at Larbert, which has been planned for two years.
A ScotRail spokesman said: “We recognise the achievements of both clubs in reaching the Cup Final - and that fans will want to travel to Glasgow to cheer on their teams.
“We’ve been in touch with the clubs and are discussing with Network Rail how best to arrange special trains from Perth and Dundee for supporters to get to and from Celtic Park on 17 May.
“Details will be confirmed in the next few days.”