TRNSMT travel warning as strike action and engineering work to disrupt trains

By Holly Lennon

TRNSMT ticketholders are being urged to plan their travel to the festival ahead due to planned engineering and strikes action on the railway.

ScotRail has warned that services will be disrupted by engineering works and some customers will have to use replacement buses to get to Glasgow Green.

There will be a 'very limited' number of trains on Sunday and no trains in operation by the time the festival ends on Sunday evening.

Extra carriages to services on key routes to and from Glasgow will be added wherever possible all day on Friday and Saturday as well as additional late evening services on Saturday. However, the last trains on many routes will depart before, or very shortly after, the event ends on Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, Network Rail Scotland has planned engineering works to take place between Westerton and Milngavie. This means services between Milngavie and Larkhall / Springburn will start and terminate at Garscadden. A replacement bus will operate between Partick and Milngavie calling all intermediate stations.


Planned engineering works will also take place between Winchburgh and Newbridge on Saturday, which impacts train services between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via Falkirk High/Cumbernauld, and between Edinburgh and Perth/Dunblan/Stirling. A replacement bus service will run between Linlithgow and Edinburgh, and between Falkirk Grahamston and Edinburgh.

ScotRail has said that replacement buses will result in longer journey times.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said: “We’re urging people heading to TRNSMT this weekend to make their travel plans now.

“Planned engineering works and ongoing industrial action will impact our ability to get you to and from the festival on Saturday and Sunday.

“Make sure to check your train times on our website or app and leave plenty of time for travel as the last trains each night will depart before, or very shortly after, the event finishes.”

A spokesperson for ‘cinch presents TRNSMT,’ said: “We are urging all customers attending ‘cinch presents TRNSMT’ to plan their travel well in advance of the weekend.

“Fans must consider their travel options, particularly for when the festival closes each night and all day on Sunday, due to the planned engineering works and ongoing strike action across the rail network.

“Fans will need to make alternative arrangements in order to make your journey home after the festival as smooth as possible, so please book any travel in advance.”


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