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Major sold-out warning for Taylor Swift fans as thousands head to Dublin gigs

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A MAJOR warning has been issued to Taylor Swift fans in Dublin this weekend as many intercity services are now sold-out. 

Irish Rail has advised that passengers must have a pre-booked ticket to travel.

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The Irish railway network has said that services will be extremely busyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Swifties are advised not to arrive at train stations for intercity services if they don't have a ticket

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Swifties are advised not to arrive at train stations for intercity services if they don’t have a ticketCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The Irish railway network said that services will be extremely busy due to several events scheduled over the coming days.

They also confirmed that extra DART and Commuter trains will run this weekend as Taylor Swift performs three sold-out concerts at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. 

The busy weekend sees events taking place across the city, including Dublin Pride, All-Ireland Quarter Finals at Croke Park, Malahide Castle and Fairview concerts, and Flavours of Fingal in Donabate. 

Taylor Swift fans are advised not to arrive at train stations for intercity service if they have not booked a ticket. 

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Iarnród Éireann Communications Manager Barry Kenny told RTE: “We’re definitely ramping up to provide as much capacity as we can.

“There’s certainly never been a weekend like it in terms of the number of huge events happening at the same time.

“Basically every intercity train en route to Dublin this morning and early afternoon is sold out.

“That’s the same for Saturday and Sunday as well.

“Everything we have will be moving but we are asking our customers to plan their travel.

“If you haven’t booked intercity in advance, don’t turn up to the station. There won’t be tickets available.”

Urgent public transport warning for over 600,000 punters ahead of ‘extremely busy’ weekend over Taylor Swift gigs

He added: “And for DART and commuter, particularly on the way to events, allow more time because they’re going to be so busy it takes longer for people to get on and off.

“Just enable yourself to plan and to travel in comfort.

“So that’s definitely a challenge but we will move everything that we can, we’ve events teams at all the key hubs at Lansdowne, at Drumcondra and the city centre stations, to help people on their way but it is about patience.

“This is not a normal weekend, people do need to allow extra time and to plan their journey.” 

Transport for Ireland (TFI) has also issued travel advice to customers, saying an extra 600,000 people will be on the move in addition to the normal public transport demand. 

They added: “The Transport for Ireland public transport network, and commercial operators, will provide transport to and from these events however to ensure a smooth journey TFI recommend that passengers travelling from outside of Dublin plan their trip and book tickets in advance for their chosen service.

“Passengers travelling within Dublin should be aware that whilst services will operate as scheduled, there will be extra pressure on public transport, which will impact some services. 

“Some diversions and service disruptions will be in place and you may have to walk further than anticipated.”

EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

THERE are a huge number of events taking place this weekend, they include:

Friday, June 28

  • Taylor Swift, Eras Tour at the Aviva Stadium
  • Shania Twain at Malahide Castle and Gardens
  • Trinity Summer Series
  • Kalaidoscope 2024 at Russborough House Wicklow 

Saturday, June 29

  • Taylor Swift, Eras Tour at the Aviva Stadium
  • Dublin Pride Festival, throughout Dublin
  • GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Finals at Croke Park
  • Shamrock Rovers V Athlone Town, SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division at Tallaght Stadium
  • Longitude Festival at Marlay Park
  • Trinity Summer Series
  • Fairview Park Dublin with The Saw Doctors
  • Kalaidoscope 2024 at Russborough House Wicklow 

Sunday, June 30

  • Taylor Swift, Eras Tour at the Aviva Stadium
  • GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Finals at Croke Park
  • Longitude Festival at Marlay Park
  • Trinity Summer Series
  • Fairview Park Dublin with The Saw Doctors
  • Kalaidoscope 2024 at Russborough House Wicklow 
  • Dundrum Arts and Cultural Festival

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