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Extra carriages and services for Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park

Posted: 21st August 2018

ScotRail will be putting on extra carriages and more services to help music fans heading to and from the annual Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park later this month.

The additional services will operate for each of the three headline acts:

  • Kings of Leon, Wednesday, 22 August
  • Catfish & the Bottlemen, Saturday, 25 August
  • Kendrick Lamar, Wednesday, 29 August

To help customers with their journeys, extra carriages will be added to a number of services on the Paisley Canal route, which will be supplemented by additional services between Dumbreck and Glasgow Central.

Additional carriages will also be added to Wednesday’s late night trains from Glasgow to Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Gourock and Ayr, meaning more seats for customers.

In order to free up extra carriages for the busy concert, from 10pm onwards trains on the Paisley Canal route will only run between Glasgow Central and Dumbreck. Replacement buses will operate between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal, calling at all stations.

Extra staff will be on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly, and a queueing system will be in place at Dumbreck station after the gig.

Top five tips for travelling to the gig

  1. Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and ticket checks may be in place.
  2. Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need.
  3. 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.
  4. Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
  5. Don’t leave it too late – services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.

ScotRail Alliance Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said: “We’re really looking forward to helping music fans travel to and from Bellahouston Park for this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions.

“Our services will be very busy so people should plan their journeys in advance, check train times regularly and make sure they have a ticket before travel.”

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