ScotRail announces extra train services ahead of Coldplay Hampden gigs

Additional carriages and trains will run around the performances at the national stadium.

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ScotRail has announced extra services to ferry music fans to and from Hampden ahead of back-to-back performances by Coldplay at the national stadium.

The band is set to take on a headline slot at the arena on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24 as part of their Music of the Spheres world tour.

The UK group will be supported by RnB singer-songwriter H.E.R. and Edinburgh star Nina Nesbitt on Tuesday and London Grammar on the Wednesday date.

The national rail operator has said additional services and increased carriage volume will be deployed on routes including between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida ahead of the performance.

Both shows are collectively expected to attract more than 100,000 fans to the stadium.

It comes just days after workers represented by the RMT union walked out for two days of strike action in a dispute with Network Rail over pay.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said: “We’re looking forward to helping music lovers travel by train to see Coldplay perform at our national stadium.

“To help the event run smoothly, we’re adding extra carriages to key trains as well as more trains to and from Hampden.

“Our advice to customers is to leave extra time for travel as trains are likely to be busier than normal. Buying tickets in advance through our mTickets system will reduce your queuing time.”