NS5864 : Travel Centre, Glasgow

taken 13 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Travel Centre, Glasgow
Travel Centre, Glasgow
Located at the lower end of Buchanan Street in St Enoch Square.

The red sandstone building, which is now used as a “Travel Centre” was constructed in 1896 as the St Enoch Underground Station. The architect was James Miller. The building used to house a booking office and was the office hub of the old Glasgow District Subway Railway Company. This is the world's third oldest tube system (after London & Budapest). The underground is a simple circular route and, when orange trains were introduced by Strathclyde Transport, the "Subway" became familiarly called the "Clockwork Orange" by the natives. At the time of the modernisation the building was raised a few inches in order to accommodate the new station built below it.

This station is not to be confused with the former mainline railway station with the same name. That station was originally the mainline terminus for the City of Glasgow Union railway (and thereafter the Glasgow and South Western Railway and then the London Midland and Scottish Railway) and was closed by British Rail in the “Beeching Cuts” in 1966. The station building was then demolished and has now been replaced by a very large shopping centre. Hopefully the same fate will not fall upon this attractive building.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 September, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 589 649 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.3948N 4:15.3459W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 589 649
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