ScotRail has announced additional trains and carriages will operate this week to allow music fans to attend a major concert in Hampden.
oldplay will bring their Music Of The Spheres world tour to Glasgow’s Hampden park on August 23 and 24.
Concertgoers will have the added opportunity to travel to and from Glasgow Central to Mount Florida – the station closest to the city venue – on each day of the show.
However, customers have been told that the queuing system will be implemented at Glasgow Central before the concert and at Mount Florida station after.
And commuters who regularly use Neilston’s services have been warned that their service can be much busier than usual on both days while people go on a gig.
It comes as rail passengers have been warned of “significant disruption” over the weekend due to rail workers’ strike action on Saturday.
Industrial action by members of Network Rail’s Rail, Marine and Transport (RMT) union has resulted in ScotRail running skeleton service, with disruptions continuing through Sunday.
To help keep the event running smoothly, we will be adding more carriages to key trains as well as more trains to and from HampdenPhil Campbell, ScotRail
The dispute does not involve ScotRail employees, but the company says there will be serious effects on the train operator’s ability to provide services as a result of the action involving Network Rail employees in Scotland.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail’s head of customer operations, said: “We look forward to helping music lovers travel by train to see Coldplay perform at our national stadium.
“To help keep the event running smoothly, we are adding more carriages for key trains as well as more trains to and from Hampden.
“Our advice to customers is to allow extra travel time as trains can be busier than usual.
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“Purchasing tickets on advice through our mTickets system will reduce your queuing time.”
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