Glasgow Underground (subway)

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Glasgow Underground (subway) - Crowdwed Platform At Ibrox After A Match
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Glasgow Underground (subway) - Train at Platform in Partick Station

Glasgow Underground (subway) Reviews

Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
216 reviews
Glasgow Underground Jan 19, 2010
Glasgow's Underground, or Subway as it's referred to locally, is little more than a glorified train set. Actually the 3rd oldest underground system in the world, beaten by London and Budapest.

Originally built to transport workers from the city centre to the shipyards, on the north and south banks of the Clyde, it has just two circular lines the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle that run out west . You're not going to get lost on this one, that's for sure.

Trains are not standard gauge,and are really small as are the tunnels. Never been expanded since it was built, despite many proposals,and there are many disused railway lines and former mining tunnels under the city that would make it possible. Strangely enough these proposals usually come around at the times of local elections.

It has 15 stations, with Buchanan Street serving the northern part of the city centre and St Enoch the southern part. Very congested during rush hours, and don't even think about trying to get on it when there is a football game on at Ibrox.

Quite handy for getting to the West End,Hillhead and Partick. It runs with a flat fare system, whither you want to go one stop or eight it will cost you £1-20( at time of writing)

Was modernised in 1977, and on reopening was nicknamed the Clockwork Orange,because of the colour of the new trains. Lost a lot of it's character though,with new unimaginative and sterile stations. There was a smell,not a nasty one, that permeated the old underground,one that everyone knew and associated with the Subway, but that was lost when it was done up ( though you still get it a little as trains approach a platform pushing the air through the tunnels).

Best part of the Subway is in the Transport Museum at Kelvin Hall,where they have an old station and an old train :-) .
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Partick Subway and Rail Interchange
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Inside the small trains
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Chokk says:
Congratz Ian, I will try to stay away;)
Posted on: Jan 24, 2010
sweetsummerdaiz says:
This being featured thing is becoming quite a habit, huh? Congrats.
Posted on: Jan 23, 2010
bkretzer says:
Good review, Ian. I enjoy the hometown feel you put into your writing!
Posted on: Jan 23, 2010
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jackcasey jackcasey
1 reviews
Jun 28, 2007
Smallest and the first subway ever.Very small and dirty, beware of NEDS. Got to love it.
Glasgow Underground
huibdos says:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ned is a term applied to certain people in Scotland, akin to the term chav in England. The stereotypical view of a ned is a white adolescent male (although this does not exclude females), of working class background, who wears fake brand names (particularly Burberry), tacky jewellery (females often wear their name in large gold lettering), and engages in hooliganism, petty criminality, loutish behaviour, fighting, underage drinking and smoking or general anti-social behaviour[1]. They are often assumed to be unemployed.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2009

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