The Glasgow Subway :: Shared Description

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 Link to a geograph article which provides more information about the subway.
by Thomas Nugent
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NS5666 : Kelvinhall subway station by Thomas Nugent
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NS5864 : St Enoch Subway entrance by Philip Halling
NS5864 : West Street subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5666 : Kelvinhall subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5864 : St Enoch subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5664 : Cessnock Subway Station by Thomas Nugent
NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5864 : St Enoch subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5864 : St Enoch Square by Thomas Nugent
NS5764 : Shields Road subway station by Thomas Nugent
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NS5666 : Kelvinhall subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5664 : Kinning Park subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5866 : St George's Cross by Thomas Nugent
NS5766 : Kelvinbridge subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5565 : Govan subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5864 : St Enoch subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5664 : Cessnock subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5566 : Glasgow Subway, Outer Circle at Partick by Stephen Craven
NS5664 : Cessnock subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5965 : Buchanan Street subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5864 : West Street subway station by Thomas Nugent
NS5965 : SPT Subway Track maintenance vehicle by Thomas Nugent
NS5664 : Sign at Cessnock subway station by Thomas Nugent

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Created: Mon, 4 Feb 2013, Updated: Wed, 13 Mar 2013

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