NS5666 : Kelvinhall subway station

taken 9 years ago, near to Partick, Glasgow, Great Britain

Kelvinhall subway station
Kelvinhall subway station
On Dumbarton Road, between Byres Road and the West End museums. See also NS5666 : Dumbarton Road.
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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Saturday, 17 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009
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Railway station (Underground)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 562 665 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.2264N 4:17.9069W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 562 665
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