NS5566 : Partick railway station

taken 6 years ago, near to Partick, Glasgow, Great Britain

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Partick railway station
Partick railway station
An interchange station, with a direct connection to the subway and bus station.
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
Saturday, 4 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 556 665 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.1986N 4:18.5287W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 556 664
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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