ScotRail will provide additional trains for music fans traveling to the Coldplay concert

ScotRail has announced that additional trains and carriages will be running this week to allow music fans to attend a major concert in Hampden.

Coldplay are set to perform their Music Of The Spheres World Tour at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on August 23-24.

Spectators will have an additional opportunity to travel to and from Glasgow Central to Mount Florida – the nearest station to the venue in town – each day of the concert.

Additional services will operate between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida (Jane Barlow/PA)

However, customers have been advised that queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Central before the concert and at Mount Florida station after.

And regular commuters using Neilston’s services have been warned their service could be much busier than normal on both days while people head to the gig.

It comes as rail passengers were warned of ‘significant disruption’ over the weekend due to the strike by railway workers on Saturday.

Industrial action by members of Network Rail’s Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union led to ScotRail operating a skeleton service, with disruption continuing until Sunday.

The dispute did not involve ScotRail staff, but the company said there would be major repercussions for the rail operator’s ability to provide services as the action involves Network Rail staff in Scotland.

Phil Campbell, Customer Operations Manager at ScotRail, said: “We look forward to helping music lovers travel by train to see Coldplay perform at our national stadium.

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

“Our advice to customers is to allow more time to travel as trains are likely to be busier than normal.

“Buying tickets in tips through our mTickets system will reduce your waiting time.”

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