The Eagles at Murrayfield: ScotRail publish travel advice for Eagles concert in Edinburgh
ScotRail urges those traveling to the stadium to see the iconic band get to the stadium early if possible, allow plenty of time for their journey and consider their travel options when they return home.
The chart-topping band – whose hit songs include Take It Easy, Hotel California and Desperado – are due to be on stage shortly after 8pm, however, the doors to Murrayfield will be open from 5pm and ScotRail is encouraging fans to get to the venue early as the trains will be very busy.
However, services across Scotland on Wednesday will be interrupted following Tuesday’s strike by RMT’s Network Rail members due to the opening of signal boxes across the country at different times of the day.
The train operator is also urging customers to check their journey and consider their travel options when they return home, as there will be a limited number of trains from Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket after the end of the event at 10:30 p.m. due to the temporary schedule currently in place.
10.46pm Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street (10.50pm from Haymarket)
23:00 Edinburgh Waverley to Kirkcaldy (23:04 from Haymarket)
23:14 Edinburgh Waverley at North Berwick
11.18pm Edinburgh Waverley to Dunfermline Town (11.22pm from Haymarket)
11.30pm Edinburgh Waverley to Stirling (11.34pm from Haymarket)
11.46pm Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street (11.50pm from Haymarket)
Customers should be aware that space on board these services is limited and no alternative rail transport is available. Customers should therefore check their trip and find out what alternative modes of transport are available to them.
Queuing systems may be in place at major stations before the concert and at Haymarket after the event.
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To reduce the need to queue on the day, customers are encouraged to purchase their ticket to Haymarket in advance through the mTicket system on the ScotRail app.
Thursday will also see widespread disruption due to a second day of strike action by Network Rail RMT members.
This means customers who have been overnight in Edinburgh after the concert will see their journeys badly affected, with ScotRail only operating services on five routes across Scotland between 7.30am and 6.30pm.
Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk High: two trains per hour
Edinburgh – Bathgate: two trains per hour
Glasgow – Hamilton/Larkhall: two trains per hour
Glasgow – Lanark: two trains per hour
Edinburgh – Glasgow via Shotts: one train per hour
Phil Campbell, ScotRail’s Customer Operations Manager, said: “We are doing what we can to help music fans travel to see the Eagles perform in Murrayfield on Wednesday night, but customers should plan ahead as the services will be affected by the Network Rail RMT strike. action, and by the temporary timetable that we currently have in place.
“The gates to Murrayfield open from 5pm so I would encourage customers to get to the stadium early if they can and allow plenty of time for their journey as services will be busy.
“After the concert we will have a very limited number of trains from Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley, and space on board is limited, so I urge customers to plan ahead and know their travel options.
“Those staying overnight in Edinburgh after the concert should be aware that the continuation of the Network Rail RMT strike will have a severe impact on services across the country on Thursday June 23.”