THE transport minister said "plans are in place" around train services for fans attending the Scotland vs Ukraine match at Hampden next week.

As it stands, Scotland fans face the prospect of no trains to get away from Hampden following the crucial World Cup play-off match at the National Stadium.

Jenny Gilruth, transport minister, said she was awaiting an update from transport officials as the temporary timetable has removed many late-night services across the country.

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The last train advertised on the ScotRail website leaving Mount Florida for Glasgow Central on June 1 is 8.46pm, just as the second-half is due to kick-off.

It means thousands of fans who normally use the train travelling to and from Hampden will need to find alternative transport to get home after the match.

Gilruth said the reduced timetable was as a result of the actions of train drivers who are in dispute over a pay offer with ScotRail, which is now government-owned.

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She added: “It is important to remember why this dispute is happening. A temporary timetable is necessary because train drivers are not taking up overtime as is their gift.

“Scotland relies on rest day working for services to function.

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“I do understand the concerns of Scotland fans. And we want to ensure supporters can get to and from Hampden using public transport, including buses.”

She added that even before the temporary timetable, some fans would be unable to use the train to get home, stating the last train from Glasgow to Aberdeen was due to leave at 9.40pm, too early for fans to catch.

Gilruth said she was meeting with officials for an update on plans in place for major events in the coming weeks.

She said: "I asked ScotRail for an update on this last Friday and they have assured me plans are in place and they will publicise details of this in due course, and I will be meeting with them tomorrow to discuss this and get updates on the negotiations with Aslef."

The minister was asked by Tess White, Conservative MSP, if she could assure fans they will be able to get home from Hampden.