Hearts vs Celtic: Hoops fans forced to queue round the block in Glasgow for ScotRail trains

Celtic fans are facing lengthy travel delays ahead of their Betfred Cup semi-final showdown with Hearts later today.

Pictures have emerged on social media of Hoops fans queuing around the block at Glasgow’s Queen Street station due to a huge demand for trains to Edinburgh.
Many fans questioned why ScotRail had not put on a 15 minute service rather than operating the usual half hourly weekend service.

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One Twitter user said: “Would advise any Celtic fan going on train from Queen Street to Edinburgh to leave from Central instead.

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“Absolutely shambolic queues of 1000’s. Why is there not trains every 15 mins instead of half hourly.”

Calum Hughes added: “State of Scotrail thousands piled back in a 3 mile queue at queen street with trains leaving every half hour.”

A ScotRail spokesperson said: “We have extra trains and additional services in place throughout the day to help supporters travel to both semi-finals, but given the numbers involved services are very busy.

Glasgow Queen Street. Picture: TSPLGlasgow Queen Street. Picture: TSPL
Glasgow Queen Street. Picture: TSPL

“We are doing everything we can to get our customers where they need to be.”

ScotRail added that travel advice was issued in advance of the match on their website.

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