NS5764 : Shields Road Park & Ride

taken 8 years ago, near to Pollokshields, Glasgow, Great Britain

Shields Road Park & Ride
Shields Road Park & Ride
Multi storey Park & Ride car park by Shields Road subway station which is just out of shot to the left.
The Glasgow Subway
The Glasgow Subway opened in 1896 and is the third oldest underground railway in the world, predated by the London and Budapest systems.

It is a very simple system consisting of fifteen stations arranged in a 10.4Km loop around the centre and west side of the city. There are two lines; the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle which run in parallel tunnels through each of the stations. The lines run entirely under ground and pass under the Clyde twice.

The four foot gauge is very uncommon and is due to the small tunnel size. The trains themselves are also small, even toy-like when compared with those on major metro systems around the world.

Here is a LinkExternal link to a geograph article which provides more information about the subway.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
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Multi-storey car park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 577 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.9860N 4:16.4629W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 576 641
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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