[17] The last cable drawn car service was on 30 November 1935, and was driven by Robert Boyd.[20]. / /1890 Glasgow District Subway Line authorised. Tickets must be 'tapped' on the card reader to validate the ticket and must be retained for exit. Each station had a ticket office (often very small, little more than a booth with a window). Glasgow's Subway opened fully on 21st January 1897, making it the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. Proud day for all involved! On 18 September 1940, during World War II, a German bomb, which dropped during a night raid on Glasgow and may have been intended for nearby naval facilities, landed on a bowling green to the south of Merkland Street station. Another major section of underground suburban railway line in Glasgow is the Argyle Line, which was formerly part of the Glasgow Central Railway. A new corporate identity was introduced (following contemporary fashions of the 1970s), with trains painted bright orange, stations largely rebuilt with dark brown bricks, orange-yellow wall tiles and other surfaces in off-white, plus brown uniforms for the staff. Glasgow G4 9HG, Kinning Park Photo by TheDustyBinman On the 4th March 2016, it was announced by SPT that as part of the Glasgow Subway modernisation and refurbishment plan that this would include the introduction of entirely new Subway Trains that are to be designed by Stadler. [14] The trains remained cable-hauled until 1935, though the anachronistic way of supplying power for the lighting continued until 1977. This sign had a white background in the top three quarters (containing a large red letter "U") and black in the bottom quarter (containing the word "Underground" and an arrow to the station entrance). It was so called when taken over by the Glasgow Corporation who renamed it the Glasgow Underground in 1936. Location type Loco shed Name and dates Broomloan Depot [Subway] Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name. 10 St. Enoch Square A smartcard is required for any form of season ticket (7 days, 4 weeks, 6 months or 1 year). [37] The proposals were approved by the Scottish Government in March 2011, and changes to be brought in include: The first station to be modernised was Hillhead. Stations use a variety of platform layouts including single island platforms, opposing side platforms and in some stations such as Hillhead one side and one island platform. In early 2005, SPT announced that they would employ consultants to look into extending the system in the West End, East End, South Side and Glasgow Harbour areas of the city. [2] Originally a cable railway, the Subway was later electrified, but its one circular line has never been expanded. The project has been in progress since July 2011, when work started on the network’s flagship Hillhead station. The connection to the underground tunnel is between Govan and Ibrox. 51 Great Western Road The line was originally known as the Glasgow District Subway, but was later renamed Glasgow Subway Railway. From the 1950s the trains became all red—in a shade similar to that of London buses. The original carriages, mostly dating back to 1896, were still in use, though adapted for electric traction in 1935. Eight additional centre-trailer carriages were built in 1992 (the body shells by Hunslet Gyro Mining Transport in Leeds for completion by Hunslet-Barclay in Kilmarnock), making all trains three carriages long. A new ticketing system, provided by Crouzet, with passenger-operated ticket vending machines and automatic turnstile barriers, replaced the old, perforated cinema-style tickets and conductors. Opened on the Glasgow District Subway. 11 Dundasvale Court Several initiatives have now been launched in order to improve public transport in the city: The launch of the Low Emission Zone in 2018 and the modernisation of the Glasgow Subway are just two examples. Glasgow Subway to be closed for essential depot upgrade works 1st July 2020 The Subway is set to suspend all train services for the weekend of 4 and 5 July to allow essential upgrade works to be carried out in the Subway depot. By the 1970s, use of the Subway had declined significantly. [51], While the "Clockwork Orange" nickname is often used in tourist guidebooks and local literature, it is virtually unused by locals,[52][53][54] who will refer to the system simply as "the Subway", "the Tube" or, less commonly, "the Underground". [50] Most of its carriages were painted orange (although called "Strathclyde PTE red" because "Orange" has sectarian connotations in Glasgow), the corporate colour of Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive at the time. This circle would interchange at Cowcaddens, Buchanan Street and St Enoch. Le dépôt de maintenance est toutefois en surface. 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The aim was to improve transport links in an area of the city which is currently poorly served by rail, in the hope that this would aid regeneration, and the city's 2014 Commonwealth Games bid. Feb 26, 2017 - Possilpark depot: Trams & buses Possilpark, Maryhill, Lambhill, Milton,Springburn, West End, Cowcaddens, Bishopbriggs & Summerston. The site of Merkland Street can be noticed by the characteristic hump and the larger-diameter tunnel with both tracks. Prior to modernisation, trains used to be lifted by crane onto and off the tracks. [5] The Subway has been policed by British Transport Police since 2007. The service resumed with only four trains per circle. [55], The celebrated Glaswegian writer and broadcaster Cliff Hanley composed a satirical song about the pre-modernisation era Subway entitled "The Underground Song". Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Thirty-three new carriages were built by Metro-Cammell at its Washwood Heath works in Birmingham, and equipped with GEC electric motors. [41], Smartcards are available online for free, taking up to 10 working days for delivery, or for £3 from stations. During the early 1970s, trailer carriage number 41 was repainted in the original 1896 livery. Heavier track was installed although still at the unique 4 ft (1,219 mm) gauge, the original Broomloan Depot was modernised and equipped with connecting tracks with points to replace the crane transfer, and a new electrical supply from Westinghouse Electric Corporation was installed. First new Subway trains in Glasgow, before they begin lengthy testing period. It is located on the south side of the River Clyde. [6], The Glasgow District Subway Company began construction of the underground in 1891 and opened on 14 December 1896,[7] the subway was powered by a clutch-and-cable system, with one cable for each direction. Despite this rebranding, many Glaswegians continued to refer to the network as "the Subway". Broomloan Depot There is only one depot on the system and it is mainly above ground beside Govan subway station and runs parallel with Helen Street. Glasgow Subway Depot - Technical Visit The Technical visit will be held at the SPT Broomloan Depot, encompassing a short presentation on the Subway and the current modernisation work that is ongoing, followed by a . Greenock PA15 1SR, Hamilton Bus Station However, rebuilding work was still incomplete, and the line did not reopen to passengers until 16 April 1980. Sikh Temple, Pollokshields is 216 meters away, 4 min walk. The post-1980 yellow tickets have since been replaced by a newer system, issuing magnetic stripe card tickets. After the Beeching Axe of the 1960s, both St Enoch and Buchanan Street mainline stations were closed and demolished, However, there was no direct connection between the underground and mainline stations of Buchanan Street as they were over 500 metres (550 yd) distant. A £40,000 study examining the feasibility of an expansion into the city's south side was conducted in 2005 while a further commitment from Labour in 2007 to extend to the East End was also to no avail.[3]. The backs of the seats were attached to the sides of the carriages, which moved semi-independently from the floor (to which the seats themselves were attached); passengers were rocked forwards and backwards while the carriage 'shoogled' them around. The Swiss rail-builder Glasgow G1 2JZ, Cessnock The Partick station modernisation project was completed in 2009, and resulted in a complete redevelopment at the station, which hosts a railway station, a subway station and a bus terminal on the outside. New Subway Train Delivered » (from SPTcorporate Twitter, for wiki) first of the new Stadler Subway Trains sitting in Broomloan Depot. I am certain that they would not have been rid of the old stations, but rather rebuilt and/or updated them had the need arisen at this time. SPT is based at 131 St Vincent Street, other premises include: Glasgow Subway Broomloan Depot Running every four minutes at peak times, it takes just 24 minutes to complete a circuit of the fifteen stations and costs from as little as £1.55 for an adult single to travel anywhere else on the system. Information for operators, including requirements and Disclosure Scotland forms. A replacement bus service will be in operation for Subway passengers who need [56], There's Partick Cross and Cessnock, Hillhead and Merkland Street, In March 2016, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) awarded contracts to Stadler and Ansaldo STS for the supply of 17 new trains for the subway. The original carriages, mostly dating back to 1896, were still in use, though adapted for electric traction in 1935. A further 10 were delivered by the same manufacturer in 1897. Smoking has never been permitted on the modernised system. Merkland Street station was closed; a new station to the north was built at Partick to provide an interchange with the North Clyde Line of the suburban rail system. [17] In 1935, the existing trains were converted to electric power delivered by a third rail at 600 volts, direct current. . These additional carriages, eventually numbering 30, were built by Hurst Nelson & Company, Motherwell, Lanarkshire. You've never lived unless you've been on the Glasgow Underground.[56]. The ticketing system was identical to that of most cinemas of the era, with tickets emerging from slots in the counters of the station ticket offices (the words "Control Systems Ltd" or "Automaticket Ltd" were printed on all tickets). [13], All 15 stations were built with island platforms. Many continued in service until 1977 in an upgraded form. Stadler has officially commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to build a brand new depot at Gosforth, which will accommodate the new state-of-the-art trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro, set to enter passenger service from 2023. In 1890 the Glasgow District Subway Company was successful in it's application to build & operate a small (6 and a 1/2 miles) circular underground railway around the West, Central, & Southern areas within, & bordering, the City of Glasgow.. [44], Subway fares effective as of Tuesday 15 October 2019:[45], In September 2012 SPT launched an app for Apple iPhones and Android smartphones called iShoogle which allows users to "Check in" using Facebook at Subway stations. The system is owned and operated by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), formerly Strathclyde Passenger Transport, and carried 13.16 million passengers in the period 2005–06. A subcrawl usually takes a whole day, and completing a crawl (drinking in the same pub one started in) is regarded as quite an achievement. This was to have been completed by 2010, but has yet to begin—probably because funding has not been made available. [9], When the Subway first opened, single-carriage four axle (twin truck) trains were operated. [10] Late in the evening on the opening day, after 11 pm, one car laden with 60 passengers was run into by another under the River Clyde. 99 South Woodside Road The Subway had had no direct passenger connection to the national railway network—a major weakness—although Buchanan Street and Merkland Street stations were a short walk from Queen Street and Partickhill British Rail stations respectively. Many fittings from Merkland Street were used to build a replica pre-modernisation station at the Glasgow Museum of Transport (which closed in 2010, and moved to Riverside Museum in 2011) contained three preserved cars. All carriages were originally built with lattice gates (instead of doors) at the ends; many were converted to air-operated sliding doors in the 1960s, but a few retained the gates until 1977. Until the system was modernised in 1977-1980, the cars had to be hoisted The station is located near the historic Govan Old Parish Church. The system is not the oldest underground railway in Glasgow: that distinction belongs to a 3.1 mi (5.0 km) section of the Glasgow City and District Railway opened in 1863, now part of the North Clyde Line of the suburban railway network, which runs in a tunnel under the city centre between High Street and west of Charing Cross. [8], The cable was driven from a steam-powered plant between West Street and Shields Road stations. The trains' initial orange livery of 1980 (with a white stripe) was soon replaced by a darker, more durable shade of orange, later being replaced by SPT's carmine-red and cream livery. This also meant that the two tracks could be completely separate, with no points anywhere. The Partnership Members and Management leading SPT forward. Participants buy an all day ticket, disembark at each of the 15 stations and have a drink in the nearest bar. The entrance to Kelvinbridge was reversed, with a new entrance and car park built at South Woodside Road, an escalator to Great Western Road and stairs down to the west end of the platform; the former entrance and stairway at the east end became an emergency exit, and the lift was withdrawn from service. 1 Cessnock Street Councillor Alistair Watson of the SPT stated: We want what you want. 1977-80, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport — Subway, Article and photo gallery about the Merkland Street station (now Partick), A website displaying many different items from the Glasgow Subway, Collection of Google Earth locations of SPT Subway stations, Details and pictures of the Subway renovation in the 1970s, Architecture photo series of all stations of the Glasgow Subway as per 03/2014, Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway, Local rail transport in the United Kingdom, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Glasgow_Subway&oldid=991505530, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from October 2018, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May 2011, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from April 2020, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from June 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1 day: £5.70; 7 day: £27.00; 28 day: £105.00; 6 month: £540.00; Annual: £960.00, refurbishing all subway stations, including making stations more accessible, as well as safer with, This page was last edited on 30 November 2020, at 12:25. 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