Taylor Swift fans heading to Edinburgh given ScotRail alcohol ban warning

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Taylor Swift fans heading to Edinburgh have been warned about alcohol if they are travelling with ScotRail to the gig.

The singer, who just released her highly-anticipated album, The Tortured Poets Department on April 19, will be playing at Murrayfield on June 7, 8 and 9.

Hoping to create a "safe and friendly environment" for their passengers, ScotRail have said on their website that alcohol will not be allowed in their stations and on their trains.

As well as this, they also warn that if you show signs of intoxication, you will not be permitted to travel.

When the alcohol ban was enforced on November 16, 2020, ScotRail wrote: "Alcohol will not be allowed in our stations and on our trains, and people showing specific signs of intoxication will not be permitted to travel.

"Over the past few months, we have found that people who are extremely drunk, or acting in a disorderly manner, show complete disregard towards Covid-19 precautions such as wearing a mask and keeping a physical distance from others."

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 19: A general view outside the stadium is seen prior to the Autumn International match between Scotland and Argentina at Murrayfield Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Gaspafotos/MB Media/Getty Images)
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Our alcohol ban is in place 24 hours a day and means:

  • No alcohol can be drunk at any station in Scotland or on board any ScotRail train at any time of day.

  • You cannot carry visible alcohol – open or unopened.

  • Alcohol can be carried in a bag where it cannot be seen.

  • You will not be able to use our services if you are deemed unfit to do so.

The ban is said to be supported by the British Transport Police (BTP) who will help staff at stations ensure people are sticking to the rules.

They added: "Railway Byelaw 4 (2) states that a passenger with intoxicating liquor can be prevented from entering, or be asked to leave, the railway."

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