An alcohol ban has been placed on a busy train line today from Glasgow Queen Street station.

ScotRail announced all services between the Glasgow station and Edinburgh will be affected by the ban.

The rail service confirmed the prohibition was being put in place due to an anticipated busy day on the lines - with Scotland taking on France in an international rugby match at Murrayfield stadium, and the continuation of the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Rail users will be affected by the ban from 2.30pm onwards.

A spokesperson for ScotRail said: "This is something we do regularly when there are events that will increase the number of people travelling on our trains. It’s not a new policy and happens frequently throughout the year.

"That is again the case tomorrow and is the reason we have implemented ban. Edinburgh Festivals events will continue this weekend and there is a Scotland v France international rugby match at Murrayfield".

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The ban also affects services from Edinburgh to Helensburgh, Bathgate, Airdrie, Fife, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness Dunblane and Stirling.