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Edinburgh’s Waverley or Haymarket stations could be closed during major events

The prospect of closing one of Edinburgh’s two main stations during major events has been raised by Scotland’s Railway managing director Alex Hynes.

He told MSPs today: “Is it wise to keep Waverley and Haymarket open at the same time?”

Mr Hynes, who heads ScotRail and Network Rail Scotland, was reacting to the huge disruption on Saturday 24 August when thousands of people swamped Waverley after the Scotland v France rugby international at Murrayfield on the final weekend of the Edinburgh Festival.

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