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Old April 23rd, 2013, 07:15 PM   #181
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Merkland Street (abandoned)
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Notice the light down the tunnel from the new Partick station, built for the 1980 re-opening.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #182
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Awesome shot of two Class 380s!


These bad boys work the Ayrshire Commuter lines out of Glasgow Central High Level, connecting the urban areas of South Ayrshire (Ayr/Prestwick) and Inverclyde (Port Glasgow/Greenock/Gourock) with central Glasgow.
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It's based off Siemens' Desiro UK range, and future 'Desiro City' trains, which will be used in London on the Thameslink and possibly Crossrail, will be based off the 380.

They're also used on commuter services out of Edinburgh Waverley, and they will eventually take over the role of the Class 170 on the flagship Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk High commuter route. As you can see, they're configured for more long-distance travel, but hopefully in the future, the urban lines in Glasgow can get a more suitable configuration.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #183
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What's the length of the carriages? They seem far longer than London commuter stock
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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:02 AM   #184
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Not that much, 23m instead of 20m for most London commuter stock.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #185
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Yeah, quite right. The new London Desiro stock will be 20m.


That extra 3m really does stretch the 380s.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 02:15 PM   #186
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And the IEP is supposed to have 26 metre long coaches?

That's actually going to be impressively long then.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #187
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Found this fantastic shot. The left portal is the westbound Argyle Line, and the right portal is the old Central Glasgow Railway tunnel to the Botanic Gardens.


It passes under the North Clyde Line at Finneston, then continues under Kelvingrove Park all the way to Kelvinbridge Subway station. A fantastic bit of Victorian engineering.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #188
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Partick - courtesy of Mr. B
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Partick Subway Station after its recent renovation

Work has started at Kelvinhall & Ibrox Stations, which will be complete before the Commonwealth Games. Also new ticket machines have been installed in all stations (although still covered up until the new ticket gates are installed)

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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #189
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That remodel actually looks okay. What I appreciated about the old one(through photos, i have never been to Glasgow) was the abundance of bold colors and simple mid-century helvetica font on everything.

The new look preserves those things while getting rid of the yucky yellowed stuff. The station buildings are so drab though.

I will never understand why such a gray dark country like the UK is obsessed with monotone brick.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 02:49 AM   #192
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Argyle Line - Argyle Street

The infamously confusing, and inaccurate, maps at platform level...
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 03:03 PM   #193
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Cathcart Circle - Pollokshields East

The track off left is suburban services to Cathcart, Newton and Neilston, and the track off to the right is the inner services to Cathcart and Newton (often touted for a possible conversion to Metro/Subway/Light Rail in the future), as well as the South Western Line commuter services to East Kilbride, Barrhead, and further afield to Kilmarnock, Carlisle and Newcastle: The only Scotrail commuter service to cross the border.
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Dalmarnock, before it's refurb.


It reopened this week, but I've yet to see any pictures of it... SPT couldn't even get a photographer down to show us where the money went...

All I can find is this:
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The only Scotrail commuter service to cross the border.
By "crossing the border" you mean going outside Scotland?
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Yep, diesel 156s do the odd run to Newcastle Central via Carlisle.

Probably not the greatest of journeys...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_South_Western_Line

Likewise, Northern Rail run services into southern Scotland. They're the only English 'commuter' trains to enter Scotland (as opposed to Intercity trains).

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Old May 23rd, 2013, 01:00 AM   #197
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The new look preserves those things while getting rid of the yucky yellowed stuff. The station buildings are so drab though.

I will never understand why such a gray dark country like the UK is obsessed with monotone brick.
Those brick buildings are terrible. It's a shame that when the Subway was refurbished they didn't put more effort into the architecture, especially for a city with such proud architectural history!

A few Mackintosh inspired stations would have really been a true tribute to the city, and an iconic but of branding for the Subway!

Cessnock and Kelvinhall are the only two stations to have their original entrances.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 01:25 AM   #198
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That remodel actually looks okay. What I appreciated about the old one(through photos, i have never been to Glasgow) was the abundance of bold colors and simple mid-century helvetica font on everything.
That font still features on bus stops, in bold, and it did feature on SPT railway stations until the Scotrail takeover.

SPTs new font is Klavika, i.e, the same font as the Facebook logo, which is quite an interesting choice. Hopefully this is a choice that will pay off in future, but they could have been a bit more conservative and gone with a full blown Helvetica, or something similar to TfLs Johnstone font.

I was sceptical at first, but the Klavika really does work quite well.
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It would be even better if it had been rolled out across SPT-area railway stations, creating a uniform brand for navigating through stations like Partick, but alas, we now have two completely separate brands of rail travel in Glasgow. Scotrail have decorated all of their stations the same:


A nice font, but it just doesn't work as well as the white on black with orange symbols on the Subway.
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The two lines out west to Inverclyde and Ayrshire have some really nice, and interesting, stations.

Inverclyde Line - Port Glasgow



Ayrshire Coast Line - Ardrossan Harbour
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Inverclyde Line - Greenock West

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The Subway has been running on a limited service for the past few days, as there is an 'issue' with a tunnel wall between Cowcaddens and Buchanan Street.

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Also some signalling problems on the Cathcart Circle, which has limited services in the south of the city too.
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