Scottish Varsity Match

Posted on Wednesday, 19th September 2018 at 16:15

One of the oldest rivalries in Scottish rugby is returning to BT Murrayfield at the weekend, and Edinburgh Trams is gearing up to help fans get to the heart of the action.

On Saturday, 22 September, Murrayfield Stadium will host the Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Rugby Varsity match between Edinburgh and St Andrews universities, with previous encounters seeing over 10,000 supporters flock to the stands, it’s sure to be a great day out for rugby fans.

The Scottish Varsity Match between Scotland's two oldest university rugby clubs dates back more than 150 years and predates the annual Oxford versus Cambridge Varsity Match. Formed in 1857 and 1858, respectively, Edinburgh University RFC and the University of St Andrews RFC are two of the oldest rugby clubs in the world, with only the Edinburgh Academical FC claiming a longer existence in Scotland.

Sarah Singh, Edinburgh Trams Operations Manager, commented:

“With fast, frequent and direct services to the entrance of the stadium from the City Centre and locations such as Edinburgh Gateway and Ingliston Park & Ride, the tram offers the ideal way to avoid traffic and enjoy a day of rugby action.”

Travelling with Edinburgh Trams

Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding trams using the ticket vending machines at stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Edinburgh Trams recommends purchasing return tickets to make your journey simpler. Customers are requested to have their tickets ready for inspection for the gateline, which will be in place at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.

Ticket prices (City Fare Zone):

SINGLEticket   £1.70 (adult) or £0.80 (child)
RETURNticket £3.20 (adult) or £1.60 (child)

Please note: Customers who do not purchase a ticket in advance are subject to payment of the £10 On-board fare.


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