Liam Gallagher fans warned of travel disruption amid railway strikes

The Oasis singer will take to the stage at Glasgow's Hampden Park on Sunday, June 26.

Scotrail warns Liam Gallagher fans of train disruption ahead of former Oasis star’s Hampden gig Getty Images
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ScotRail has warned passengers heading to see Liam Gallagher perform in Glasgow this weekend of travel disruption amid rail strikes.

The former Oasis singer is taking to the stage at Hampden Park on June 26, supported by Kasabian and Goat Girl.

ScotRail warned that a queuing system will be established at Glasgow Central before the concert, and urged customers to buy their tickets to Mount Florida or Kings Park in advance via the mTicket system.

It also said that no rail services would run between the venue and Glasgow Central after the gig due to the temporary timetable, in addition to no trains out of the city centre after 10.30pm.

Gallagher’s summer tour was preceded by his newest album, C’mon You Know, which fans can expect to hear tracks from on the night – as well as classics from his Oasis days, and his own solo career.

However, attendees can also expect to face major disruption if travelling by train after the concert, due to mass strike action by Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union members across all journeys.

National operator ScotRail will be running a temporary “emergency” Sunday timetable on June 26, with heavily reduced hourly services between Mount Florida, Kings Park and Glasgow Central station.

The operator urged fans to “travel early”, or “consider alternative means of transport”, as due to strike action on Saturday, June 25, by Network Rail staff, signal boxes across the country will open at different times throughout the day of the gig.

It added that signal boxes are “key pieces of infrastructure” across the rail network to control train movements, and are critical to safe operation of the railway.

Network Rail engineering work will also be taking place in the Haymarket and Barrhead areas, which means buses will replace trains between Edinburgh Waverley and Linlithgow, Edinburgh Waverley and Falkirk Grahamston, and between Edinburgh Waverley and Bathgate, as well as between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock and between Glasgow Central and East Kilbride.

Concert-goers travelling in from Carlisle and Dumfries were advised by Scotrail to consider alternate means of transport.