Bruce Springsteen fans issued travel warning before The Boss takes stage

After Beyonce and Harry Styles, the 73-year-old rockstar will bring his E Street band to BT Murrayfield on Tuesday.

Fans travelling to see Bruce Springsteen live have been issued a travel warning as the star returns to Scotland after seven years.

Following Beyonce and Harry Styles, the 73-year-old rockstar will bring his E Street band to BT Murrayfield stadium on Tuesday.

The Edinburgh date will see The Boss return to Scotland for the first time since 2016, when he played Glasgow’s Hampden Park as part of his River tour.

Springsteen and The E Street Band’s most recent studio album Letter To You, which shot to number one in 11 countries, marked their first time recording live together in decades.

People gathered outside the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh early on Tuesday, after rumours on social media circulated that Springsteen was staying at the hotel.

Hundreds of people turned up, waiting to catch a glimpse of the rocker and leaving traffic in the area gridlocked.

Fans at the scene said his bandmate, Stevie Van Zandt, came out to greet the crowd and sign a few autographs.

National train operator Scotrail has issued a warning to attendees ahead of the show, as more than 60,000 fans will travel to Murrayfield from across the country.

It asked people to plan ahead and allow additional time for travel, as queueing is likely to be in place at most major stations.

The train operator will be adding more carriages wherever possible on routes in and out of Edinburgh Waverley, with extra trains planned when the concert finishes.

The concert is due to start at 7pm, however, gates at Murrayfield will be open from 4.30pm.

Haymarket station is also expected to be much busier than normal in the afternoon and early evening with concertgoers using the station. 

Scotrail asked attendees to walk as quickly as possible to Haymarket station after the concert, in order to ensure a place in the appropriate queue.

Those travelling to and from Fife can also travel to the concert via Edinburgh Gateway station, taking a tram to and from Murrayfield.

Lothian Buses have shared a full timetable of buses that may be diverted, delayed or cancelled due to the gig, available on their website.

Traffic Scotland said it expects traffic to be heavy on the M8, A720, M90 and over the Queensferry Crossing, and advised concertgoers to take public transport where possible.

Phil Campbell, Scotrail head of customer operations, said: “We’re doing what we can to help music fans travel to see Bruce Springsteen perform at BT Murrayfield on Tuesday, and I am delighted we have been able to add more seats and some extra trains to help people enjoy the occasion.

“I’d encourage customers to travel to the stadium early as trains will be much busier than normal. Our advice to anyone travelling is to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel to and from the concert. 

“Buying return tickets in advance on the Scotrail app or website will minimise your need to queue and help your day run smoothly.”

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