SCOTTISH CITYLINK & SCOTTISH RUGBY EXTEND MATCHDAY TRAVEL PARTNERSHIP FOR 2010 RBS 6 NATIONS
Scottish Citylink, Scotland's premier coach company, has teamed up once again with Scottish Rugby, the driving force behind the sport in Scotland, to provide reduced priced matchday travel for all supporters visiting Murrayfield Stadium.
Supporters are reminded that the 'Sportslink' ticket initiative will allow them to enjoy a great sporting day out, without the expense of petrol and parking, whilst saving them the time and hassle of driving too and from the ground.
The 900 service operates every 15 minutes between Glasgow and Edinburgh also serving Baillieston and Harthill Services on the M8.
With no public parking at Murrayfield stadium, it is hoped the 'Sportslink' initiative will continue to enable rugby fans to attend internationals at Murrayfield hassle-free.
Tom Wileman, CEO of Scottish Citylink said: "Last year saw the start of our partnership with Scottish Rugby and, just like in many games, after a quiet start, the understanding began to get stronger and stronger.
"As word spreads that there is an alternative for supporters, to driving to matches in their own vehicles, we expect to see Sportslink become 'The' matchday travel partner for Murrayfield. Sportslink really is part of the Scottish Rugby team."
The 'Sportslink' ticket will mean that supporters can forget the cost of parking and the inconvenience of heavy traffic, before and after the match, and will ensure that they can enjoy the pre-match entertainment, and the fiercely contested games, to the full.
Citylink will continue to supply state-of-the-art vehicles fitted with air-conditioning, toilets and special lifts for wheelchair users, providing passengers with affordable, reliable, clean and fully accessible transport to and from the match.
Supporters on the 900 service between Glasgow and Edinburgh can alight at the Murrayfield stop on Corstorphine Road. Supporters arriving from other destinations, to Edinburgh, will be able to catch the 900 Glasgow - Edinburgh service to the stadium.
Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby's Director of Communications and Public Affairs, said: "This is a great way of improving the matchday experience for supporters. Scottish Rugby remains committed to ensuring affordable and reliable transportation to and from Murrayfield and the 'Sportslink' ticket fits perfectly with our objectives."
Stephanie Docherty, Operations Manager at Citylink, added: "In financial terms it's been an incredibly difficult year for many. And in these difficult times supporters will find the coaches extremely good value for money, making it even easier for them to follow their team."
Scottish Rugby imagery is available via Press Association.
RBS 6 NATIONS UPDATE
Around 5,000 tickets remain to see Scotland take on France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday 7 February at Murrayfield, kick-off 3pm. However, tickets are selling fast.
Tickets can be purchased in person from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and on Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets may also be bought via the 24-hour hotline on 0844 335 3933 or online via www.scottishrugby.org.
There are no ticket sales on match day.
Those attending Sunday's game are encouraged to arrive early for the match whilst also being reminded that car parking is no longer available at Murrayfield Stadium - information on public transport and travel arrangements can be found at www.scottishrugby.org.
NOTES TO EDITORS
- The 'Sportlink' ticket will operate with a 20% discount on usual Citylink standard return fares.
- Supporters can receive their discount, in person, by simply showing their match-day ticket at the time of booking at recognised Citylink Sales Shops.
- Those wishing to purchase tickets online will be required to enter a promotional code that will be emailed to all Scottish Rugby members and advertised on the websites of Scottish Citylink/Scottish Rugby. www.citylink.co.uk www.sru.org.uk
- Supporters will also be able to purchase a match-day travel ticket over the telephone by quoting their promotional code to Citylink tale-sales staff on: 08705 50 50 50
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