Some Celtic and Rangers supporters will be hit with travel disruptions from ScotRail ahead of Sunday’s encounter at Celtic Park.

The two sides will meet for the third time this term at Parkhead. A win for Neil Lennon’s Hoops will put them 13 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Celtic’s Supporter Liason Officer, John Paul Taylor, provided the travel update via social media. You can read his tweet below:

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In case of technical errors, the post above states that ScotRai lhave improvement works taking place on Sunday. This will affect services between Rutherglen, Motherwell, Whifflet, and Larkhall.

Buses will apparently be replacing trains between these areas.

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Routes from all four venues are likely to be extremely busy heading into Parkhead. John Paul Taylor has advised supporters to plan ahead and buy tickets before boarding trains.

Safety paramount

As always, supporters’ safety comes first when it comes to travelling and the match-day experience.

Hopefully the replacement bus services don’t derail journeys to Parkhead too much for supporters. It’s far too big a day to be turning up late.

For those unaware, Rangers supporters will be forced to enter Parkhead for 11am. JP Taylor replied to a supporter on Twitter and stated that there will essentially be free movement around the stadium after then.

Only 800 away fans are set to arrive at Celtic Park. They will be escorted in, and any Rangers fans that are late will subsequently have to wait until after kick-off before being able to take their seat.

Celtic fans will effectively have free movement of Parkhead from 11am onwards, according to JP Taylor (Clive Brunskill/Allsport/Getty Images)

Rangers fans only have Dave King to thank for this. It was his pettiness in cutting Celtic’s allocation for Ibrox that subsequently forced this response from Celtic. Therefore, the sooner he collects his toys and puts them back in the pram, the better for the fixture.

Celtic are effectively looking to seal their eighth consecutive title on Sunday. Whilst they can’t actually win the league on the day, it would consequently create an insurmountable lead at the top. 13 points clear with seven games remaining would read extremely well for the Hoops.

 

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