Travel advice for major events

Last updated:
Monday, 4 July 2022

This year is set to be massive year for major events across Scotland as everyone makes up for lost time.

As restrictions continue to ease, we're sure that in time there will be plenty of events to look forward to in Scotland.

Here we'll pick out some of the very top events on the horizon, with tips on reaching them by train.

Our top tips for travelling to events:

  • Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and checks will be in place at many stations
  • Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need
  • Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions
  • Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information
  • Don’t leave it too late. Services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train​

Click on the drop downs below to see our travel advice for each event.

If you're travelling to Glasgow Green on Tuesday, 5 July, to see iconic rock band, Guns N' Roses, perform, please plan your journey in advance, check your entire journey, and know your travel options for getting home.

Due to the temporary timetable currently in place, there will be a very limited number of trains out of Glasgow city centre after 11pm when the concert ends. These are:

  • 23:05 Glasgow Central to Neilston
  • 23:17 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
  • 23:21 Glasgow Central to Gourock
  • 23:22 Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
  • 23:30 Glasgow Central to Ayr
  • 23:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley

Please be aware that space on board these services is limited, and no rail replacement transport is available, so check your journey and know what alternative modes of transport are available.

We'd encouraged you to buy your train tickets in advance via the mTicket system on the ScotRail app.

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

We'll have extra staff at the station to help you, and please remember that the carrying and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on our trains and in our stations.

We'll be doing all we can to help you travel to see Paolo Nutini, The Strokes, and Lewis Capaldi headline TRNSMT on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8-10 July, respectively.

The gates at Glasgow Green will be open from 12pm each day, and we'd encourage you travel to the venue early if you can.

When heading home, we urge you to check your journey and know your travel options, as there will be a very limited number of trains departing from Glasgow city centre after 11pm on Friday and Saturday night due to the temporary timetable currently in place. These are:

  • 23:05 Glasgow Central to Neilston
  • 23:17 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
  • 23:21 Glasgow Central to Gourock
  • 23:22 Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
  • 23:30 Glasgow Central to Ayr
  • 23:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley

There will be no trains leaving Glasgow city centre after the event finishes on Sunday, 10 July.

Please be aware that space on board the last services is each night is limited, and no rail replacement transport is available, so check your journey and know what alternative modes of transport are available.

If you're attending TRNSMT on Saturday or Sunday from the North of Scotland or from South West Scotland, you may see buses replace trains for part of your journey due to Network Rail engineering work between Inverness and Aberdeen, and between Dumfries and Kilmarnock. Please take this into account when planning your journey. Click here for more information.

To help your journey go smoothly, we'd encouraged you to buy your train tickets in advance via the mTicket system on the ScotRail app.

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

We'll have extra staff at the station to help you, and please remember that the carrying and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on our trains and in our stations.

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