SCOTRAIL is running extra carriages to and from Edinburgh this weekend for Scotland's Six Nations opener against Italy.

Trains are expected to be very busy on Saturday as supporters head for the match at Murrayfield which starts at 2.15pm.

To help the day run smoothly, ScotRail have announced more carriages on the Fife Circle line.

The operator have advised to allow more time for travel, as queuing systems may be in place before the match and at Haymarket after the final whistle.

ScotRail will have extra staff on hand to help customers, and a map showing which queue to join at Haymarket is available at:

ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said: “The Six Nations matches always attract a big crowd.

“We’re adding extra seats on key trains into Edinburgh, and although we can’t make every train longer, we will be using every available train on the day.

“If you’re going to Murrayfield, please allow extra time for travel, and buy your ticket in advance, not on the day. The last trains of the day will be very busy, so please plan ahead to avoid disappointment.”