NS5664 : Kinning Park Subway station

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

Kinning Park Subway station
Kinning Park Subway station
I was lucky enough to capture trains operating in both directions. The people on the platform give scale to show just how diminutive these trains are.
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
Sunday, 30 June, 2019
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Kinning Park 
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Glasgow 2019 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5682 6428 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.0241N 4:17.3183W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5685 6427
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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