ScotRail, Scotland’s railway network authority, has announced that it is offering around 11,000 extra seats for fans travelling to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a concert by Madonna, to be held on July 21, 2012.
The company has announced that around 50 trains will be offering additional carriages while serving Murrayfield, linking Dunblane, Dundee, Fife, and Glasgow, with Edinburgh.
The concert is the singing superstar’s first in Scotland, and the rail authorities have asked passengers to return immediately to Haymarket Terrace, after the concert, where ScotRail employees will direct them to the queue systems for available trains.
The train operator also advised that no alcohol will be allowed on its services after 9pm, with the exception of the overnight Caledonian Sleeper trains, often dubbed as ‘hotels on wheels’.
Steve Montgomery, the company managing director, said, ‘We look forward to welcoming thousands of music fans on board for Saturday’s concert.
We want everyone to have a great evening out, and our plans ensure that we can accommodate as many customers as possible in a safe and pleasant environment.’
British Transport Police chief superintendent and area commander for the Scotland area, Ellie Bird, said, ‘Concert-goers should be aware that enhanced alcohol restrictions, announced by ScotRail recently, will be in place after the event finishes.
Our officers will be working with the rail industry to make sure people get to and from the concert safely. Please enjoy yourself, but it is important that you remember to behave appropriately, respect the rail staff working on the night and other passengers who may not be attending the gig.’