Train chartered for Brad and Angelina's Scottish trip

Wednesday August 17, 2011

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie travelled in style from London to Glasgow, where the movie heart-throb will shoot scenes for his new zombie flick.

The A-listers – who had been staying with their six children in a plush home in Richmond – took a Virgin train from Euston station to the Scottish city on Tuesday.

Also, on board the train chartered by Paramount Pictures were 300 crew members.

A Virgin spokeswoman told the MailOnline: "As far as I am aware, [they] hired the whole train.

According to reports, the trip set them back £15,000, though the spokeswoman declined to say how much the trip cost.

"It is a bespoke service so prices would vary on the individual, people have different needs from station requirements to catering."

Excited crowds were kept more than five metres away as people carriers with tinted glass arrived on platform 11 of Glasgow Central station to pick up Hollywood's most famous family. 

Brad's film is based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War, which is set in Philadelphia in the aftermath of a war between humans and zombies.

So Glasgow has been transformed into the US city, with work crews were putting up yellow traffic lights.

Meanwhile, yellow taxis and white Philadelphia police cars have been parked on the street.

Signs for 16th street and J F Kennedy Boulevard were also visible.

Gordon Matheson, the leader of the city council, told the Mirror:

"This is fantastic for Glasgow. It is amazing to see all this work by the film crew to transform our city into a little slice of America.

"We hope that by having a Hollywood blockbuster like World War Z filming in Glasgow, our city will go on to attract other productions of a similar size."

Photo: © Getty

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