Edinburgh Taylor Swift fans face transport 'chaos' trying to get to gigs

Those looking to travel to Taylor Swift's opening night concert of her Eras Tour at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday, June 7, face lengthy queues.

A video shared by an Edinburgh resident appears to show several Swifities lining up at a tram stop on Princes Street.

Trams and buses are full but are running at an increased capacity to try to ferry the tens of thousands of music lovers to the highly anticipated gig.

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One NHS worker, who wished to remain anonymous, was forced to give up on using public transport as they attempted to hop on a bus heading west after they finished their shift.

Instead they had to fork out for an Uber to get home to their son as they described scenes of 'chaos' with bus stops inundated with Swifties heading to the gig.

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Earlier today concert goers were warned to avoid Westfield Road after Police Scotland had cordoned off the area in the early afternoon following reports that related to 'concerns for a man.'

The route is often used by those travelling from the Gorgie and west end areas of the capital to Murrayfield.

On Thursday June 6, Edinburgh City Council encouraged those heading to the concerts to use public transport.

"In a post on X, they said: "Headed to @taylorswift13 #ErasTour? We're encouraging everyone to walk or use public transport wherever possible to get to @MurrayfieldStad @ScotRail @on_lothianbuses @EdinburghTrams

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"Head to our website for further advice: https://edinburgh.gov.uk/taylorswift "

Edinburgh Trams had also gone all out for the three concerts, decorating some of their trams with Eras tour branding to welcome Swifties to the capital.