GlasgowScotland, United Kingdom (Europe)
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Museum of Transport. Exhibition about the history of transport, including a section about the Subway. Since 1964. Location: New building by Zaha Hadid architects under construction until 2010.
Address: 1 Bunhouse Road, G3 8DP. At Kelvinhall metro station.
Glasgow had a number of main line railways (with some metro characteristics) built beneath its streets - one has been continuously in operation, one permanently closed in the 1960s but was reopened in the 1970s, and one (branch line) remains closed. A surface suburban network was built by a main line railway in nearby Paisley at the start of the last century, but (owing to sudden, unexpected competition from electric trams, which appeared just before it was due to open) it never carried passengers. In the 1930s, the main line railway from Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace was partially converted to London Transport standards (in order to be taken over by the Underground), but this scheme was later abandoned and the line has since closed.
Firth of Clyde (English Channel): Glasgow Central to Ayr commuter line (the same line which serves Prestwick Airport) goes to Irvine, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr in the West of Scotland. These places are popular for day trips from Glasgow. Trains run every half hour, the trip takes 30-50 minutes.
Isolated circle - Circle Line - 10.4 km - 15 stations - round trip 24 minutes - completed 1896.
Generated Links for Glasgow Subway
Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
City information about Glasgow (wikipedia.org)
This page: http://mic-ro.com/metro/metrocity.html?city=Glasgow
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