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ScotRail adds more carriages for Ayr Gold Cup Festival racegoers

Racegoers attending this year’s Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Festival, will be helped out by ScotRail which is laying on extra carriages on the day of the event.

Services will be busier than normal on Saturday 17 September, with almost 10,000 people expected to use trains to travel to and from the Ayrshire town on the final day of the meeting.

To help the event run smoothly, ScotRail is adding extra carriages at key times on Saturday between Ayr and Glasgow, with some services normally formed of three or four carriages being extended to six or seven.

“The Ayr Gold Cup Festival has a special place in the hearts of Scottish racegoers and ScotRail will be doing all we can to help customers get to and from the track as efficiently and comfortably as possible,” said Phil Campbell, ScotRail head of customer operations.

“We will be laying on extra carriages on the services that we know from experience will be busiest between Ayr and Glasgow.

“Customers are advised to plan their journeys in advance and should remember that our ban on drinking alcohol in our stations or on our trains remains in place.”

Customers are reminded that a ban on alcohol in stations and on trains is still in place:

  • No alcohol to be consumed at any ScotRail station or on a ScotRail train.
  • Customers cannot visibly carry alcohol, opened or unopened. Customers can carry alcohol in a bag where it can’t be seen.
  • Customers may be refused access to ScotRail services if they are unable to take care of themselves due to the effects of alcohol.
  • Queuing systems may be in place at Glasgow Central prior to the event and at Ayr station after the event if required.

Image credit: ScotRail

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