NS5564 : Copland Road, Govan

taken 2 years ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

Copland Road, Govan
Copland Road, Govan
The Subway station is much more visible than it would have been in pre-SPT days.
The Glasgow Subway

The Glasgow Subway opened in 1896 and is the third oldest underground railway in the world, predated by the London and Budapest systems.

It is a very simple system consisting of fifteen stations arranged in a 10.4Km loop around the centre and west side of the city. There are two lines; the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle which run in parallel tunnels through each of the stations. The lines run entirely under ground and pass under the Clyde twice.

The four foot gauge is very uncommon and is due to the small tunnel size. The trains themselves are also small, even toy-like when compared with those on major metro systems around the world.

Here is a LinkExternal link to a geograph article which provides more information about the subway.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
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Glasgow 2019 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5583 6474 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.2541N 4:18.2809W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5594 6496
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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