ScotRail has issued an urgent warning ahead of the Taylor Swift concerts this weekend.

The global superstar is set to bring her record-breaking Eras tour to Murrayfield in Edinburgh from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9.

Ahead of the huge event, the rail firm has urged fans to allow more time for travel.

The travel company has said they are expecting Haymarket station - which is near the venue - to be 'much busier than usual', particularly after the event.

Due to this, concert-goers are being asked to allow additional time for travel, particularly due to limited access at the station caused by the ongoing redevelopment of an adjacent building. 

The building work has restricted access to Haymarket and reduced the capacity within the station by half. 

This means that the station will not be accessible via the ramp located at the rear of it.

Anyone travelling from Haymarket will be required to use the main entrance, but fans can expect to have to queue outside the station for a short time.

The rail firm has said plenty of staff will be on hand to help passengers and assist them in the correct queues.

On top of that, ScotRail has said they will be adding more carriages on trains heading to the capital and there will also be additional late-night services after the event.

Additional late-night services will operate from Edinburgh to Glasgow, Dundee, Dunblane, and Perth.

The last train to depart from Edinburgh for Glasgow Queen Street will be at 12.12am.

Before the gig, the rail firm's trains serving the capital will also be strengthened throughout the day, with additional carriages and seats on the afternoon trains throughout Fife and the Borders. 

Ahead of the event, travellers are also being encouraged to buy return tickets through the company's mTicket system to reduce the likelihood of queuing on the day.

Meanwhile, ScotRail is also reminding concert-goers of engineering works on Sunday, June 9, between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts, where buses replace trains between West Calder and Glasgow Central.

Those heading to the gig are being reminded as well that the consumption of alcohol is prohibited on services and in train stations.

ScotRail teams have also made friendship bracelets - synonymous with Taylor Swift and her tour - and they are hoping customers ‘take the moment and taste it’ when passing through Haymarket, where they can exchange bracelets with staff. 

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.”