NS5865 : Entrance to St Enoch subway station

taken 1 year ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Entrance to St Enoch subway station
Entrance to St Enoch subway station
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
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Underground Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5894 6504 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.4709N 4:15.3120W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5895 6508
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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