A north-east MSP has written to ScotRail to ask for extra services to be added if the controversial timing of the League Cup semi-final involving Aberdeen FC is not changed.
It was announced last week that both cup fixtures will be played on the same day in Glasgow prompting much anger from fans of teams involved.
The Don’s clash with Rangers will kick-off at noon – 17 minutes before the first train of the day from Aberdeen is due to arrive.
And now Kevin Stewart, who represents Aberdeen Central, has asked rail bosses to help make it possible for as many Dons fans as possible to be able to watch their team.
In a letter to Alex Hynes, the managing director of Scotrail, he claimed he was “disappointed, but not surprised” to hear that the SPFL had failed to consult them about the games due to go ahead on Sunday, October 28.
Mr Stewart added: “It is perverse that the SPFL has timetabled the League Cup semi-final at a time when Dons’ fans will find it impossible to get to the kick-off if they are travelling by train.
“It is galling that the SPFL did not even have the common sense or courtesy to contact ScotRail about their decision.
“I hope that the SPFL will have a change of mind, but just in case they don’t, I have asked ScotRail to consider laying on a ‘fans’ special’ if that is logistically possible.
“If they were able to do this, I have no doubt that ScotRail’s stock will rise with the public and will show that they listen, unlike those who are at the top of the SPFL.”
A spokesman for Scotrail previously said it would look at “all options” to see if “anything” was possible.