Train to take the strain for golf fans attending The Open

Scottish Open Golf  practice day at Gullane last year.  Scotland's Paul Lawrie slaps on the sun screen.

Scottish Open Golf practice day at Gullane last year. Scotland's Paul Lawrie slaps on the sun screen.

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More trains will be running from Glasgow to Troon to cope with the increased demand of The Scottish Golf Open Championship.

An enhanced temporary timetable will be in place between Thursday July 14-17 with trains calling at both Glasgow and Troon in both directions from 7am on Thursday through to Saturday 16 July, and from 8am on Sunday 17 July. There will also be extra carriages available. The Stagecoach ‘Golflink’ bus at Troon will take golfers directly to the course.

Bus and train tickets can be bought from staffed stations, but it is advised to buy in advance to avoid queuing at Troon station.

Golfers should also be aware that the improvement works taking place in Glasgow Queen Street Tunnel may affect those travelling to The Open with journeys taking an extra 20-30 minutes. Trains which normally run to the High Level station are being diverted to either the Low Level station or Glasgow Central.

ScotRail Alliance MD Phil Verster, said: “The Open Championship is a hugely exciting event, and we’re proud to play our part in helping fans get to the course. In order to make sure our customers get to the event safely and as quickly as possible, we’re encouraging customers to check their journeys on our website and buy their train tickets in advance. Leaving plenty of time to travel is also a good idea.”

For more information, please visit www.scotrail.co.uk/theopen