Golf followers travelling to St. Andrews for the a hundred and fiftieth Open Championship are being suggested that there could also be issues in travelling to the occasion by rail.
ScotRail at the moment has a short lived timetable in operation.
In the course of the week of The Open from Sunday, tenth to Sunday, seventeenth July there shall be a really restricted variety of trains to and from Leuchars, which is the closest station to St. Andrews. On the Championship days from Thursday, 14th to Sunday, seventeenth July, trains will run roughly each 60 minutes between Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen, and Leuchars.
House on board trains shall be very restricted, and there shall be no rail-replacement transport obtainable. Followers ought to, due to this fact, plan forward, examine their complete journey, and know what various modes of transport can be found.
A neighborhood bus community, operated by Stagecoach, hyperlinks St Andrews to Dundee, Cupar, Glenrothes, and the villages across the East Neuk of Fife, in addition to an specific bus service connecting to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Extra info on bus providers will be discovered through Stagecoach at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/ and Moffat and Williamson https://moffat-williamson.co.uk/
For followers travelling to The Open by highway, further Park and Experience services shall be obtainable. The AA are offering instructions to the Park & Experience websites by Variable Messaging Indicators and black and yellow occasion indicators supplied by the AA. Park and Experience tickets can be found on The Open web site.
ScotRail may have additional workers to help prospects and is reminding everybody that the carrying and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on ScotRail trains and in ScotRail stations.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Buyer Operations, mentioned:
“We’re doing completely every part we will to assist journey to the historic a hundred and fiftieth Open on the improbable Previous Course at St Andrews, nevertheless, we urge followers to plan forward and take into account what various transport is offered.
“Regrettably, our non permanent timetable will nonetheless be in place all through the Championship, which implies there shall be a really restricted variety of trains to and from Leuchars – the closest station to the course.
“House on board these trains are restricted, so I’d urge followers to contemplate various modes of transport as there shall be considerably lengthy queues at stations and we might not be capable of get you to the course.
“We’ve labored intently with key companions, together with the R&A, Fife Council, and Transport Scotland, and can proceed to play our half throughout this main occasion.”