Advice for customers travelling this weekendBT Murrayfield to host British & Irish Lions versus Japan on Saturday

Customers travelling with Lothian this weekend are being urged to plan ahead.

On Saturday (26 June), BT Murrayfield will host the British & Irish Lions v Japan game. With an anticipated crowd of 16,500, we are reminding customers to plan ahead as crowds are expected to make services busier than normal as people head to and from the event.

There will also be diversions in effect on Saturday from 1615 hrs until 1830 hrs (approximately) as a result of the event. Links to diversion information can be found below.

Diversion for Services 1, 2, 22, 30, X27 and X28.

Diversion for Services 12, 26, 31, 100 and X18.

We would ask that anyone who needs to travel on Saturday please plan ahead and adhere to the following guidance:

  • Plan your journey in advance using the TfE app and please remember that your journey may take longer than usual.
  • Pay for your journey in advance via M-Ticket or use contactless payment for faster boarding
  • If unwell, do not travel
  • Don’t board if you think you cannot adequately distance from others
  • Wear a face covering unless exempt and wash/sanitise your hands before and after travelling
  • Be considerate and kind to our drivers and other customers

Please note, our Park and Ride facilities are still closed therefore there is no access to buildings at this time.

Scottish Rugby have also issued the following information to those attending the match:

  • It’s recommended you take a lateral flow test before arriving at the stadium.
  • Don’t travel to the game if you test positive, have had contact with anyone that has the virus, has been asked to self-isolate or if you are quarantining after returning from travel abroad.
  • Bags will not be permitted into the stadium (medical exemptions apply).
  • Plan your journey in advance and arrive at BT Murrayfield at your allocated time slot noted on your ticket.
  • All transactions in the stadium are contactless or card only. All food and drink must be consumed in your allocated seat.

A spokesperson for Lothian said:

“We are delighted to see rugby returning to the city as we continue to move through the Scottish Government’s roadmap to recovery. With an event of this size, it is very important that those travelling to and from BT Murrayfield follow all safe travel guidance detailed above to keep their fellow customers, as well as our colleagues, as safe as possible.”

Please visit the We Are Lothian page for journey planning and safe travel guidance.