Glasgow & West Scotland

Transport police in Scottish Cup Final alcohol appeal

Scottish Cup
Image caption Motherwell play Celtic at Hampden on Saturday

Football fans attending this Saturday's Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic have been warned against taking alcohol onto trains.

British Transport Police (BTP) said byelaws would be enforced in a bid to prevent alcohol-related disorder.

The restrictions on services and at stations around Glasgow will be in force from 0900 BST until 1430 BST and from 1700 BST until 2000 BST.

Anyone attempting to travel with alcohol will have it confiscated.

The services affected by the restrictions are all trains travelling between Glasgow Central, Mount Florida and Kings Park.

Motherwell via Blantyre and Bellshill to Glasgow Central services are also affected.

'Showpiece game'

The restrictions apply to all intermediate stations on the routes.

Inspector Ricky McCartney, of BTP, said: "We will be working with our partners at ScotRail and Network Rail, to ensure that everyone who wants to use the rail network to travel to and from the showpiece game of the season can get there safely and on time.

"However, there are those who are working or travelling by train and are not attending the match. They should be able to do so without encountering alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour.

"We want everyone going to the match to enjoy themselves and have a good day out. But, they must be aware that alcohol byelaws will be in force and anyone attempting to travel in possession of alcohol will have it confiscated and it will be disposed of."

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