ScotRail to add more trains and more seats for music fans

Last updated: Sunday, 21 August 2022

ScotRail is adding more trains and extra carriages to help music lovers travel to see Coldplay at Hampden this week.

Hampden Park plays host to Coldplay’s ‘Music of the Spheres’ World Tour on Tuesday, 23 and Wednesday, 24 August 2022.

ScotRail will be running additional trains and extra carriages between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida – the closest station to Hampden Park – on each day to help fans travel to and from the concert.

Customers are being advised that queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central before the concert, and at Mount Florida station afterwards.

Regular commuters who use Neilston services should also be aware that trains may be much busier than normal on both days with people travelling to the gig.

The train operator is asking concertgoers to head back to Mount Florida as quickly as possible after the event finishes and join the queues on Bolton Drive. Customers will not be able to access the station from Battlefield Drive.

To reduce the need to queue on the day, customers are encouraged to buy their ticket in advance via the mTicket system on the ScotRail app.

Buying tickets through the mTickets system means people can buy their tickets from the comfort of their home or on the way to the station and it will instantly become available on their mobile device.

Extra staff will be on hand to assist customers, and ScotRail is reminding everyone that the carrying and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on ScotRail trains and in ScotRail stations.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said:

“We’re looking forward to helping music lovers travel by train to see Coldplay perform at our national stadium.

“To help the event run smoothly, we’re adding extra carriages to key trains as well as more trains to and from Hampden.

“Our advice to customers is to leave extra time for travel as trains are likely to be busier than normal. Buying tickets in advance through our mTickets system will reduce your queuing time.”