Travel advice for major events

Monday, 12 August 2019

There's plenty to look forward to year-round in Scotland.

Here we'll pick out some of the very top events currently 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​

With headliners The Cure, The Foo Fighters and The 1975 set to rock out to crowds of 35,000 people, Glasgow Summer Sessions is shaping up to be an exciting gig, and we’re pleased to be part of it.

To help the three-day event run smoothly, we'll be adding extra carriages to a number of trains on the Paisley Canal route, as well as additional shuttle services between Dumbreck and Glasgow Central.

Please plan your journey in advance and to allow extra time for travel as trains to and from Glasgow will very busy.

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 you home after the music ends.

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

Dumbreck is the closest station to Bellahouston Park, and we'd ask if you're travelling home by train, to please to be mindful of our neighbours when you’re making your way back to the station.

A queuing system will be in place at Dumbreck station and we'll have extra staff on hand to help.