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Glasgow Underground : Glasgow Subway

June 11, 2011

Glasgow Underground : Glasgow Subway

The Glasgow Underground also known as the Glasgow Subway is an underground metro line in Glasgow, Scotland. The Glasgow Underground or Glasgow Subway opened in 1896 and is over 100 years old. Glasgow is the only city in the UK to have one apart from London.

Originally known as the Glasgow District Railway, the system was renamed the Glasgow Underground in 1936. Despite this re – branding, many Glaswegians continued to call it “the Subway”. In 2003 the name Subway was officially readopted by its operator, the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

The circular route is almost 6.5 miles (10.4 km) long and extends both north and south of the River Clyde.

The stations on the underground, in clockwise order from the northernmost, are:

Hillhead — Serves the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Mackintosh House Ashton Lane and Byres Road area of the West End. Other attractions include

Kelvinbridge — For Great Western Road and Kelvingrove Park.
Park and Ride Available.

St Georges Cross — Serves The Mitchell Theatre, The Mitchell Library

Cowcaddens — Serves The Willow Tearooms, Glasgow School of Art, RSAMD,
Tenement House, Theatre Royal, Glasgow Film Theatre and National Piping Centre.

Buchanan Street — connects to Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station. Serves Buchanan Galleries, Cineworld Cinema, George Square, City Chambers, Royal Concert Hall, The Lighthouse, The Pavillion Theatre, Gallery of Modern Art, The Italian Centre,

St Enoch — short walk to Glasgow Central Station and Argyle Street railway station.
Serves The Arches, Merchant Square, Princes Square, St Enoch Square, Tron theatre,
Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrew’s Square

Bridge Street — Park and Ride Available. Serves the 02Academy,Citizens Theatre, Glasgow Sheriff Court

West Street —

Shields Road . — Park and Ride. Serves Scotland Street School Museum

Kinning Park — Serves Grand Ole Oprey

Cessnock — Serves the Glasgow Science Centre (including Glasgow Tower, the IMAX cinema), STV Studios and BBC Scotland

Ibrox — (named Copland Road before modernisation) Serves Ibrox stadium – Rangers FC) House for and Art Lover, Bellahouston Park

Govan —(named Govan Cross before modernisation) Serves Southern General Hospital

Partick — (replaced the pre-modernisation Merkland Street station; the old station is slightly to the south-west of the current one)

Kelvinhall — (named Partick Cross before modernisation). Serves Cottiers Theatre, Western Infirmary, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Museum of Transport, Kelvinhall International Sports Arena


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