Travel advice for Calvin Harris and Primal Scream concerts

Last updated: Thursday, 30 June 2022

ScotRail has issued travel advice ahead of a big weekend of live music in Glasgow’s southside.

Calvin Harris performs at Hampden Park on Saturday, 2 July, while Primal Scream Present Screamadelica Live takes place at Queen’s Park Recreational Ground on Friday, 1 July and Saturday, 2 July.

The train operator is urging customers heading to the events to travel early, allow plenty of time for their journey, and to consider their travel options when heading home.

To help people get to the gigs, ScotRail will be adding extra carriages to as many trains as possible from Glasgow Central to Mount Florida on Saturday, 2 July - the closest station to Hampden Park.

Regular commuters who use Neilston services should also be aware that trains may be much busier than normal on Friday, 1 July with people travelling to see Primal Scream.

Gates at Hampden Park will be open from 4pm on Saturday, 2 July, so Calvin Harris fans are encouraged to get to the stadium early as trains will be very busy.

However, the train operator is urging customers to check their journey and consider their travel options, as there will be no trains departing Mount Florida back to Glasgow Central after the Calvin Harris concert finishes due to the temporary timetable currently in place. There will also be a very limited number of trains out of Glasgow city centre after 11pm. These are:

  • 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 should be aware that space on board these services is limited, and no rail replacement transport is available, so customers should check their journey and know what alternative modes of transport are available to them.

Queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central prior to the concert. 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 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 finishes, 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.”