NS5766 : Kelvinbridge subway station

taken 3 years ago, near to Partick, Glasgow, Great Britain

Kelvinbridge subway station
Kelvinbridge subway station
Looking across the park & ride car park towards the station and Great Western 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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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Underground Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5746 6688 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.4360N 4:16.7875W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5741 6684
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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