ScotRail to add extra seats to Dundee services for V&A opening

© Ross Crae / DC ThomsonDundee's V&A Museum
Dundee's V&A Museum

TRAIN services to and from Dundee will be running with extra capacity as the new V&A museum opens its doors.

A surge of visitors to the city is expected for the first weekend, with the newbuild opening on September 15.

ScotRail say they’re adding extra seats to more than 50 services on Saturday, and also running an additional late-night train on Friday from Dundee to Perth.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend Friday night’s 3D festival, featuring the likes of Primal Scream and Be Charlotte.

And on Saturday, there’ll be a family-based festival along the waterfront.

ScotRail chief operating officer Angus Thom said: “We’re delighted to support the V&A on what is a significant step forward in the transformation of the Dundee waterfront, and a major new cultural development for Scotland.

“To help people enjoy the experience over the weekend we have plans in place to help them get to and from both the evening event and the official opening itself.

“We expect our services to be busy so people should plan their journeys in advance, check train times regularly by using our app or the ScotRail website, and make sure they have a ticket before travel.”

Entry to the museum over the opening weekend is reserved for those who have pre-booked tickets.

You can see the first images from inside the £80.1 million building, designed by Kengo Kuma, in tomorrow’s edition of our sister title The Courier.