Hampden Park will see Calvin Harris perform on Saturday the 2nd of July whilst Primal Scream Present Screamadelica Live will be taking place at Queen’s Park Recreational Ground on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of July.
ScotRail is urging customers making their way to the events to travel early and give plenty of extra time for their journey. Customers are also being advised to plan their travel options for getting home after the events.
To support the weekend of live music, ScotRail will put on extra carriages to as many trains as possible on the 2nd of July from Glasgow Central to Mount Florida, which is the closest station to Hampden Park.
People who commute regularly using Neilston services should be aware that trains will be much busier than usual on Friday the 1st of July due to concert-goers heading to see Primal Scream.
Gates will open at Hampden Park from 4pm on Saturday the 2nd of July and Calvin Harris fans are encouraged to arrive at the stadium early due to trains being extremely busy.
The rail operator is also advising customers to check their journey plans ahead and consider their travel options after the events as no trains will depart Mount Florida back to Glasgow Central following the Calvin Harris concert which is due to a temporary timetable which is currently in operation. A very limited number of trains will leave Glasgow city central after 11pm and are as follows:
- 23:17 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
- 23:21 Glasgow Central to Gourock
- 23:22 Glasgow Central to Stirling
- 23:30 Glasgow Central to Ayr
- 23:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley
Customers need to be aware that space on board these trains will be extremely limited and no rail replacement transport will be in operation. Customers are also being advised to check their journey alongside being aware of alternative modes of transport available to them.
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Glasgow Central will see queuing systems put in place previous to the concert. Customers can reduce the need to queue on the day by buying the ticket in advance using the mTicket system on the ScotRail app.
Purchasing tickets via the mTickets system means that tickets can be purchased at home or whilst travelling to the station and will be instantly available via their mobile device.
ScotRail will have extra staff available to support customers and wishes to remind those travelling that the carrying and consumption of alcohol are prohibited on Scotrail trains and in Scotrail stations.
Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:
“We’re urging everyone who’s travelling to see Calvin Harris at Hampden Park, or Primal Scream at Queen’s Park Recreational Ground, this weekend to plan ahead, check their journey, and consider their travel options.
“To help people get to the gigs, we’ll be adding extra carriages to trains from Glasgow Central to Mount Florida, however, these services are expected to be very busy, so we’d encourage customers to travel early if they can.
“Customers should be aware that there will be no trains from Mount Florida, Kings Park, or Queen Park back to Glasgow after the concerts finish, so please check your entire journey and know what alternative transport is available.
“A queuing system will be in place at Glasgow Central before events, and we’ll have extra staff there to help and direct you.”