Gerry Cinnamon fans 'need to leave concert early to catch last train'

There will only be a limited number of trains leaving Glasgow after 11pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Gerry Cinnamon fans have been warned they will have to leave his Hampden concerts before they finish if they want to catch the last train.

ScotRail confirmed on Wednesday that its temporary timetable will still be in place this weekend when the Castlemilk singer takes to the stage for two nights on Saturday and Sunday.

The rail operator is also urging fans using its service to travel early, allow plenty of time for their journey, and to consider their travel options when heading home.

Extra carriages will be added where possible to help people get to the gig, but fans are encouraged to get to the stadium early as both days will be busy.

Gates at Hampden Park will be open from 4pm.

There will be no trains departing Mount Florida back to Glasgow Central after the concert finishes due to the temporary timetable in place.

There will also be a very limited number of trains out of Glasgow city centre after 11pm on Saturday night.

These are:

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 departing Glasgow city centre after the gig ends at 11pm on Sunday.

A spokesman for ScotRail said: “Customers should be aware that space on board the last services each night 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.”

A temporary timetable was introduced on May 23 as services were cut back due to a pay dispute.

On Monday drivers’ union Aslef confirmed that its members had voted to accept an improved pay offer.

The train operator said it is now working to resume the full timetable as soon as possible, however, this is a ‘complex process’ and dependent on drivers returning to work rest days and overtime.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail head of customer operations, said: “We’re pleased that Aslef members have voted to accept our pay deal, however our temporary timetable will still be in place this weekend.

“We’re working hard to restore the timetable to normal as soon as possible, but in the meantime, we’re urging customers travelling to Hampden Park to see Gerry Cinnamon perform to plan ahead, to check their entire journey, and to know their travel options.

“There will be a very limited number of trains departing the city centre after the concert on Saturday night, and there will be no trains after the event on Sunday, so please check your entire journey and know what alternative transport is available.”

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.

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