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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

Tomnoddy - 05 Nov 2021 10:19:52 (#9 of 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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 91)

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

Electro2 - 05 Nov 2021 10:28:42 (#19 of 91)

Take the tube to town.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Nov 2021 10:29:48 (#20 of 91)

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.

FrankieTeardrop - 05 Nov 2021 10:33:28 (#21 of 91)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Subway

hailesaladdie - 05 Nov 2021 10:41:36 (#22 of 91)

The New York Subway is only called that because it smells of bins.

hailesaladdie - 05 Nov 2021 10:42:36 (#23 of 91)

When was the Glasgow Underground officially renamed the Subway, anyway? Was it 90s?

Ah, Wikipedia says 2003.

Tomnoddy - 05 Nov 2021 10:44:51 (#24 of 91)

The Glasgow subway predates the NY subway by 8 years.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Nov 2021 10:45:26 (#25 of 91)

But it was only 'Underground' after being rebranded from 'Subway' in the 20s or 30s.

Tomnoddy - 05 Nov 2021 10:45:33 (#26 of 91)

Everyone called it the subway, though, as long as I've ever known.

goldfinch - 05 Nov 2021 10:47:07 (#27 of 91)

It's the clockwork orange.

Tomnoddy - 05 Nov 2021 10:48:06 (#28 of 91)

My beloved Uncle Murdie took my brother and me on the subway often when we visited from our benighted home city of Edinburgh. And the trams and trolley buses too.

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