Taylor Swift Edinburgh: ScotRail adds extra services as thousands set for Murrayfield gigs

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ScotRail has announced a number of additional train services will be added for thousands of Taylor Swift fans travelling to Edinburgh.

The 34-year-old global superstar is set to bring her record-breaking Eras tour to Scottish Gas Murrayfield stadium over three nights from Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 9 June.

The rail network said in addition to extra carriages on trains heading to the capital, there will be additional late-night services to get fans home after the events.

The additional late-night services will operate from Edinburgh to Glasgow, Dundee, Dunblane, and Perth, and the last service will depart Edinburgh for Glasgow Queen Street at 12.12am. Haymarket station is also expected to be much busier than normal in the afternoon and early evening with concertgoers using the station.

Customers travelling by rail are encouraged to buy return tickets through the mTicket system on the ScotRail app where tickets will instantly become available on a mobile device and reduce the likelihood of queuing on the day of travel.

Police Scotland has issued warnings to be aware of scammers in the lead-up to the shows.

Thousands of people missed out on tickets for the huge tour, with hundreds taking to social media to try and blag tickets.

In a statement on social media, the force said: "People have transferred money for tickets for Taylor Swift’s sold-out UK tour dates.

"The amount of money suspected to have been fraudulently paid is estimated at over £5,000.

"Please be vigilant and ensure you are buying from legitimate sources, checking any bank details being provided."

It will be a special gig for the songstress, who previously opened up on her Scots heritage during her 2015 gig at the Glasgow Hydro.

She told fans she had discovered her family tree linked her to William the Lion.

Speaking to the Daily Record last year, she described Scotland as a “really special place” which she’s connected to through both of her parents, dad Scott, 71, and mum Andrea, 65.

Taylor said: “Scotland is a really special place for me – last time I was there the crowd was amazing and I felt like we really connected.

"My dad is super proud of our Scottish heritage. He told me that pretty much most of our family can be traced back to Scotland, so of course it’s obviously very cool for me to get to perform there as part of the tour.”

The superstar is also a fan of Scottish music, with Glasgow band The Blue Nile getting a shout out on her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department.

Her break-up song Guilty As Sin mentions an ex - thought to be 1975's Matty Healy - sending her the song Downtown Lights, adding that it still makes her cry everytime she hears it.

Taylor is currently loved up with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce and the A-list pair have been pictured together recently enjoying downtime together at Coachella.

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