ScotRail to Taylor services for Swifties

Thousands of Taylor Swift fans heading to the pop-superstar’s Edinburgh concerts in June will have more seats and more trains to choose from, thanks to ScotRail.

In addition to extra carriages on trains heading to the capital, there will be additional late-night services to get fans home after the events.

Miss Americana will bring her record-breaking Eras tour to Scottish Gas Murrayfield stadium over three nights from Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 9 June.

This will be The Very First Time the artist will play at Scottish Gas Murrayfield and kicks off the opposite of a Cruel Summer for events in the nation’s capital.

With thousands of Swifties expected each night, ScotRail is doing everything it can to help concert goers travel to and from the event.

Additional late-night services will operate from Edinburgh to Glasgow, Dundee, Dunblane, and Perth, with The Last Time a service will depart Edinburgh for Glasgow Queen Street at 00.12.

ScotRail trains serving the capital will also be strengthened throughout the day, with additional carriages and seats on the afternoon trains throughout Fife and the Borders.

Haymarket station is also expected to be much busier than normal in the afternoon and early evening with concert goers using the station. ScotRail teams have also made friendship bracelets - synonymous with Taylor Swift and her tour - and we hope customers ‘take the moment and taste it’ when passing through Haymarket, where they can exchange bracelets with staff.

Customers travelling by rail are encouraged to buy return tickets through the mTicket system on the ScotRail app, either from the comfort of their home or on the way to the station, where it will instantly become available on a mobile device and reduce the likelihood of queueing on the day of travel. 

Customers are also reminded of engineering works on Sunday, 9 June, between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts, where buses replace trains between West Calder and Glasgow Central, and journey times may take longer.

ScotRail will have extra staff on hand at key stations across the network to help customers, who are also reminded that the consumption of alcohol is prohibited on ScotRail services and in ScotRail stations. 

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Customer Operations Director, said:

“It will be fantastic to see so many people travel to Scottish Gas Murrayfield stadium to see Taylor Swift, and ScotRail is delighted to be able to add more seats and extra late-night trains to help fans enjoy the occasion.

“We’re encouraging customers to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel to and from Edinburgh.

“Buying return tickets in advance on the ScotRail app or website will minimise your need to queue, and help your day run smoothly.”

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