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Started by ReverendBlueJeans on Nov 5, 2021 10:13:04 AM
Do you know where the Glasgow Subway begins and ends?

What? Daft question, surely? It's just a tiny wee circle with a handful of stations.

No it isn't. Not entirely...

http://www.scot-rail.co.uk/page/Glasgow+Subway

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hailesaladdie - 05 Nov 2021 10:14:49 (#1 of 42)

I do love how it links the two mainline stations that no longer exist.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Nov 2021 10:16:34 (#2 of 42)

Thing is, the Subway Buchanan Street was nowhere near the main line Buchanan Street. We so do connected...

Dayraven - 05 Nov 2021 10:17:50 (#3 of 42)

It begins at the entrance and ends at the back where they make the disappointing baguette sandwiches, obviously.

Ginmonkey - 05 Nov 2021 10:17:56 (#4 of 42)

I was once in Glasgow for work and had a meeting in Blantyre. I worked out it was easy to get there from the centre on the metro.

The people hosting the meeting looked rather shocked that I had come by metro and walked rather than getting a cab.

That is my Glasgow metro story.

Atticus - 05 Nov 2021 10:18:32 (#5 of 42)

I believe it starts in purgatory and ends in hell.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Nov 2021 10:19:13 (#6 of 42)

#4

Ain't no Glasgow Metro. You got there by good old ScotRail/National Rail.

Dayraven - 05 Nov 2021 10:19:38 (#7 of 42)

Ain't no Glasgow Metro.

That's why they were so shocked.

Ginmonkey - 05 Nov 2021 10:19:49 (#8 of 42)

ahh it looked pretty metro-ey. Small trains.

Tomnoddy - 05 Nov 2021 10:19:52 (#9 of 42)

Metro? What's all this talk of metro? It's the subway since time immemorial, ffs.

Ginmonkey - 05 Nov 2021 10:20:48 (#10 of 42)

Oh is it Newcastle that call their city transport the metro?

It's all northern innit?

HerrWalrus - 05 Nov 2021 10:20:50 (#11 of 42)

It does at least allow people to travel easier to the Buchanan Street galleries, where you can observe artists.

Tomnoddy - 05 Nov 2021 10:21:09 (#12 of 42)

Oh, something above ground-ish? Of course, there are low-level platforms at both Central and Queen Street.

cozzer - 05 Nov 2021 10:22:57 (#13 of 42)

It begins at the entrance and ends at the back

I would say it begins somewhere beyond the entrance, at the point where you enter the cloud of smell.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Nov 2021 10:23:01 (#14 of 42)

Aye, the low-level platforms at Central and Queen Street (and Argyle Street and Charing Cross) feel undergroundy.

Lagopus - 05 Nov 2021 10:23:34 (#15 of 42)

Quite irrelevantly, last time I went up to Oban I got a return ticket for £10 because there was a bus replacement for part of the service. That part was between Glasgow Central and Queen Street. Which is about 5 minutes walk.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Nov 2021 10:24:07 (#16 of 42)

I would say it begins somewhere beyond the entrance, at the point where you enter the cloud of smell.

I wonder how many waggish half-drunk japers walk into Glasgow branches of Smells Like Bins and ask for a single to Kinning Park?

HerrWalrus - 05 Nov 2021 10:26:56 (#17 of 42)

Used to love Glasgow Central Station when I was last there. I see Queen Street has had a face-lift- is it better now?

FrankieTeardrop - 05 Nov 2021 10:27:21 (#18 of 42)

"Subway" sounds like a very American term for an underground train

Electro2 - 05 Nov 2021 10:28:42 (#19 of 42)

Take the tube to town.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Nov 2021 10:29:48 (#20 of 42)

Used to love Glasgow Central Station when I was last there. I see Queen Street has had a face-lift- is it better now?

It's bright and more spacious but only has the one catering outlet currently and no shops because Covid. Hence even spaciouser.

"Subway" sounds like a very American term for an underground train

No it doesn't.

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