ScotRail adds more seats and more services for Glasgow Summer Sessions

Monday, 12 August 2019

ScotRail is laying on extra services and more seats to help music fans heading to and from Glasgow Summer Sessions over the next two weekends.

The annual event take place at Bellahouston Park on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 25 August, with headliners The Cure, The Foo Fighters and The 1975 set to rock out to crowds of 35,000 people.

To help customers get to and from the gigs, ScotRail is adding extra carriages to a number of trains on the Paisley Canal route, as well as additional shuttle services between Dumbreck and Glasgow Central.

From 10pm on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August, buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal, calling at all stations. This will allow special train services to run between Dumbreck and Glasgow Central only, to get fans home after the music.

Key trains between Glasgow Central and Gourock, Wemyss Bay and East Kilbride will also benefit from more seats.

Customers should be aware that they may not be able to board the first train that they go for, and anyone going to the event is encouraged to plan their journey in advance.

A queuing system will be in place at Dumbreck station - the closest station to the park – and there will be extra staff at key stations to assist customers.

ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said:

“This year’s Summer Sessions has another fantastic line up, and we’re really looking forward to helping music lovers travel to see their favourite bands.

“We’re adding lots of extra services over the three-day event and thousands of extra seats, but trains will still be very busy, so people should plan their journeys in advance.

“Buying a return ticket to Dumbreck before you travel will help make your journey run smoothly.

“We’d ask anyone travelling home by train to be mindful of our neighbours when you’re making your way back to the station.”