NS5866 : St Georges Cross subway station

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

St Georges Cross subway station
St Georges Cross subway station
The escalators at the 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, 25 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 29 February, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 581 665 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.2589N 4:16.1537W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 581 665
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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