Edinburgh Taylor Swift fans 'trapped' in 'nightmare' crowds with some 'forced to get £75 Uber'

Mass crowds came to a standstill as they tried to get out of the venue
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Taylor Swift kicked off her Edinburgh Eras Tour in Murrayfield on Friday night - breaking a Scottish record.

While fans were blown away by the performance, some have said it was a 'nightmare' trying to get out of the stadium.

ScotRail and Edinburgh Trams put on extra and later services but as the Murrayfield crowd peaked at nearly 73,000, fans from outside Edinburgh struggled to get home - some even spent a small fortune on an Uber.

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Swifties are urging others who are relying on public transport for nights two and three, and wish to avoid the mass crowds, to leave before the show ends at around 10.45pm. Taylor wraps up her Eras Tour gig with Karma and ticket holders are being advised by fans to leave during the song.

On Friday June 8, thousands of people spilled out of Murrayfield Stadium after the highly anticipated concert. The roads in the surrounding areas were shut as many walked back to the city centre. Videos shared online show how huge crowds came to a standstill while they were trying to exit the venue.

Another massive queue formed as hundreds waited for a tram. One fan said it was well organised as staff were on hand for crowd control but each tram that arrived quickly filled up. Another said it was a 'bottleneck entrance' with everyone trying to cram in.

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Meanwhile, further into town at Haymarket, ScotRail had organised queues for those hoping to get onto the later trains. The train operator put on later trains to Glasgow Queen Street, Perth, Dunblane and Dundee. However, they have not been advertising the times of services apart from the last train to depart Edinburgh is at 12.12am to Glasgow.

The crowd was being controlled and only so many fans were allowed into the station at a time, which meant people were delayed in getting into the station.

One fan who was trying to get home to Dunfermline said: "'It was hellish, the crowd was so big that we were worried we just wouldn’t be able to get home so we had to spend a ridiculous amount of money on Uber."

She ended up shelling out an eye-watering £75 to get home. She added: "That’s more than some people paid for the concert!"

ScotRail are urging fans to head straight to Haymarket after the concert if they are planning to get a train home. Phil Campbell, ScotRail Customer Operations Director, said: "It will be fantastic to see so many people travel to Scottish Gas Murrayfield stadium to see Taylor Swift, and ScotRail is delighted to be able to add more seats and extra late-night trains to help fans enjoy the occasion.

“We’re encouraging customers to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel to and from Edinburgh.

“Buying return tickets in advance on the ScotRail app or website will minimise your need to queue, and help your day run smoothly.”