The Glasgow Subway

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Govan

The line passes under the River Clyde between Partick and Govan, which is known for its shipyards. The maintenance depot is also located in Govan. The new Riverside Museum can be accessed from Govan by means of a passenger only ferry service.
NS5565 : Govan Subway Station by Stephen Sweeney NS5565 : Govan Subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5565 : Govan Subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5565 : Govan Subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5565 : New pontoon at Govan by Thomas Nugent

The platforms at Govan are one at each side, with the twin tracks in between.
NS5565 : SPT subway train at Govan Station by Keith Edkins NS5565 : Govan subway station by Thomas Nugent

Ibrox

Ibrox means only one thing for most Glaswegians - Rangers FC. Every second Saturday afternoon sees the system thronged by a sea of red, white and blue clad supporters on their way to or from Ibrox Stadium.
NS5564 : Ibrox subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5564 : Ibrox Stadium by Thomas Nugent

There are two platforms at Ibrox; an island serves the Inner Circle and a standard platform serves the Outer Circle.
NS5564 : Ibrox subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5564 : Ibrox subway station by Thomas Nugent

Cessnock

Cessnock is the nearest station to the Science Centre and the TV studios at Pacific Quay.
NS5664 : Entrance to Cessnock Underground Station by Stephen Sweeney NS5664 : Cessnock Subway Station by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Sign at Cessnock Underground station by Stephen Sweeney

A single island platform serves both circles at Cessnock.
NS5664 : Cessnock underground station by Thomas Nugent

Kinning Park

On Cornwall Street at Scotland Street, by the busy M8 motorway.
NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent

A single island platform serves both circles at Kinning Park.
NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent

Shields Road

A Park & Ride station, with a large multi-storey car park. Convenient for Scotland Street School museum.
NS5764 : Shields Road subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5764 : Shields Road Park & Ride by Thomas Nugent NS5764 : Shields Road subway Park & Ride by Thomas Nugent NS5764 : Scotland Street School by Thomas Nugent

A single island platform serves both circles at Shields Road.
NS5764 : Shields Road subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5764 : Shields Road subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5764 : Shields Road subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5764 : Shields Road subway station by Thomas Nugent

West Street

Tucked under the main line between Glasgow and Paisley. Currently in a building site as the M8 northern extension takes shape.
NS5864 : West Street subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5864 : West Street by Thomas Nugent NS5864 : West Street by Thomas Nugent

A single island platform serves both circles at West Street.
NS5864 : West Street subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5764 : West Street subway station by Thomas Nugent

These two photos illustrate the changes made during the 1977 modernisation. They also show the single island platform which serves both circles.
NS5864 : West Street subway station in 1966 by Alan Murray-Rust NS5864 : West St subway station by Dave Forrest

Bridge Street

There was a mainline station of the same name nearby which was the terminus of the lines from the south and west until Glasgow Central opened in 1905.
NS5864 : Bridge Street subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5864 : Former Bridge Street station by Thomas Nugent

A single island platform serves both circles at Bridge Street.
NS5864 : Bridge Street subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5864 : Bridge Street subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5864 : Bridge Street subway station by Thomas Nugent NS5864 : Bridge Street subway station by Thomas Nugent

Next stop is St Enoch where our journey ends. But feel free to stay on for another circuit if you like - your ticket is valid all day as long as you stay within the barriers.
KML

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