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Old October 22nd, 2013, 06:38 AM   #221
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Since the Subway reopened there's been a maintenance facility at Govan which is wholly above ground, including a short test track on a former railway alignment. But all of the passenger line is underground.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 07:14 PM   #222
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Dalmarnock - Argyle Line



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Old October 26th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #223
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Muirend Station on the south side of Glasgow earlier today:



Muirend is on the Neilston branch of the Cathcart Circle lines. It's 4 miles and 6 stops from Glasgow Central. Journey time to Central is 13-18 minutes. All stations between Muirend and Central have island platforms. The station was opened in 1903 and the ticket office is a listed building.
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Old October 27th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #224
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Aaaah, Muirend station, oh to be 15 with a bottle of cider again...
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Old October 30th, 2013, 03:23 AM   #225
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Dalmuir - North Clyde Line/Argyle Line/West Highland Line

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Overview of the Singer platforms from Duntocher Rd. The 'portacabins' on the right were replaced by a purpose built structure in 2013 (see image below).


The aforementioned replacement ticket office and waiting room on platform 3. A massive improvement over the portacabins which were around when the 303s were still in service.


A class 320 leaves the station bound for Lanark (I think) on the Yoker branch, heading under Duntocher Rd.


The Yoker branch platforms.

Opened in 1858 (possibly) by the Glasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh Railway, this was the junction with the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway. It now serves as the terminus for trains from Springburn, Larkhall, Motherwell and Lanark and a calling point for trains to Edinburgh, Helensburgh, Airdrie, Balloch, Oban, Mallaig, Fort William and the Highland Caledonian Sleeper.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 12:07 AM   #226
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That's the first I've seen of Dalmuir since it's 'overhaul'.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 11:40 PM   #227
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Newton is getting new lifts and stairs, which look similar to the ones that have sprung up at Hyndland and Dalmuir.
Now if they could replace the stairs (and the station building) at Singer, I'd really be happy. Lost count of how many times I've nearly broken my neck running down those stairs to catch my train, often in vain.
This what it looks like at the moment from Kilbowie Road:


And from the platforms:
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Old November 29th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #228
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Cumbernauld Line Electrification:

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Cumbernauld Line electrification
25th November 2013



Taken from Broomfield Road.
A few other little bits -

- Rolling annual patronage on the SPT (Greater Glasgow & Strathclyde) area of the national rail network was 56.62 million as of October this year.


- New ''Multipass'' electronic wallet system to be trialled within Glasgow and selected routes into London early next year.

- SPT in discussions with Scotrail over Subway/Rail integration in 2014
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Old November 29th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #229
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Clydebank - North Clyde Line/Argyle Line

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Looking towards Dalmuir on the east-bound platform.
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The waiting room and ticket office on the east-bound platform from the footbridge.

The station (which was formerly known as Clydebank Central) dates from 1897, when the North British Railway commissioned a link line from the former Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway route from Jordanhill through to Dalmuir on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway. It replaced the original GY&CR Clydebank terminus, which was then re-named Clydebank East (closed in 1959).
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Old January 7th, 2014, 02:23 AM   #230
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Kelvinhall has since been finished. But it looked damn cool during it's refurb!


Subway tunnels... Still the originals!


Recent branding excercise at Buchanan Street


Partick Interchange - Rail, Subway & Bus.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 06:50 PM   #231
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From SPT official:

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Work due to start on the Subway’s flagship city centre station
Posted 22 January 2014









Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has awarded a £5.3 million contract for the modernisation of one of the busiest stations in Glasgow to GRAHAM Construction. Work is due to start on the station in early February 2014.

St Enoch Subway station, at the foot of Buchanan Street, is due to receive a major makeover to become the Subway’s flagship city centre location as part of its £288 million modernisation programme.

The revamp includes new glass canopies inspired by Glasgow’s Kibble Palace, which are set to make it a striking feature in the heart of Glasgow’s shopping district.

The Subway station, which services almost 2 million residents and visitors per year, will have a new station office combined with a travel centre making optimum use of space underground.

SPT is also taking steps to make the Subway more accessible by installing a lift at St. Enoch. It will be first of two stations to have lifts introduced, with the other lifts at Govan station. This will provide accessibility from the city centre to a key interchange at Govan bus station and the new Fastlink service. When both lifts are in place it will provide a vital link from the Subway for onward travel to the new Southern General Hospital.

Work in areas of the concourse and platform will be completed in advance of the Commonwealth Games. The more complex work to install the lift and new canopy will begin after the Commonwealth Games to minimise disruption to the station throughout the games. All work at the station is due to be complete in 2015.

Jim Coleman, SPT Chair, said:

“The modernised St Enoch station will make it a fantastic asset for SPT and we believe it will prove to be a new landmark for Glasgow. The Subway tops and tails one of the busiest shopping streets in Scotland. Our stations don’t just provide an easy and convenient method of travel they also enhance the wider area for all of those who live, work or visit the city.

“Once St Enoch is finished, SPT will be a third of the way through the station refurbishments. The modernisation, which will deliver sleek new trains, new signalling and an improved customer experience – as well as the smart ticketing technology recently introduced – will help future-proof the Subway for generations to come.”

SPT will keep customers up to date on what modernisation of the station on its website and twitter @GlasgowSubway.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:38 PM   #232
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Passenger flows will improve greatly with the removal of the central ticket office. This will be a very dramatic transformation!
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:45 PM   #233
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Official from SPT:

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Deputy First Minister officially unveils £1.7m revamped Ibrox Subway Station
Posted 27 January 2014



Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has unveiled the third revamped station in its £288 million Subway modernisation programme.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the newly refurbished Ibrox station and took the opportunity to try out her own Subway Smartcard for the first time.

Ms Sturgeon was joined by Councillor Jim Coleman, SPT Chair, and Gordon Maclennan, SPT Chief Executive to officially mark the completion of £1.7 million of upgrades undertaken between April and November 2013.

Key improvements at Ibrox are:
  • The rebuild and relocation of the ticket office and the creation of retail space
  • New way finding, information and signage for passengers
  • Enhancements including hearing loops, tactile paving and colour contrast flooring
  • Brighter, more welcoming energy-efficient lighting
  • Installation of smart gates, ticket machines and technology
  • Improved CCTV system.
Ibrox joins Hillhead and Partick as a fully modernised station and it is the first station south of the city to be modernised. Ibrox, along with the other 14 stations on the network, went ‘smart’ in November with smart gates, ticket machines and behind the scenes technology now live.

The Deputy First Minister, who is also the MSP for Glasgow Southside, brought her own Subway Smartcard to top-up and was given a demonstration of the new smart technology. Ms Sturgeon heard how her constituents who utilise this vital transport link can get speedier service, more flexibility and security using smart technology.

Inspecting the improvements at Ibrox Station this morning, Deputy First Minister and Glasgow Southside MSP Nicola Sturgeon said:

“I am delighted to see these improvements at Ibrox and look forward to the modernisation programme being rolled out across the rest of the subway system. 6 of the 15 subway stations are in my Southside constituency and I am a huge fan. It’s a great way to get about Glasgow and I know many of my constituents would be lost without it.”

SPT Chair Jim Coleman said:

“I am delighted that the Deputy First Minister could join us today to celebrate another landmark in our modernisation programme.

“The Subway is part of the fabric of Glasgow life. We are committed to ensuring we deliver the best service possible for the way people live their lives now and in the future.

“Ibrox station not only looks great, it also shows we are well on track to deliver a fully revamped and technologically advanced network. Through introducing smart technology we are at the forefront of developments in fully-flexible ticketing solutions in Scotland – almost 20,000 smart customers are already benefiting from more convenience, faster journeys and increased security. Hopefully other operators will see this and we can work together to make this even better by rolling it out across other modes of transport, creating seamless travel from Subway to bus, to rail and ferry services in future.”
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Old February 12th, 2014, 04:36 AM   #234
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Bowling - North Clyde Line

Looking towards Kilpatrick:


Looking towards Dumbarton:


An Glasgow bound train calls at the station:


A West Highland service passes through:
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Old February 25th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #235
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From Global Rail News:

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New images show future of Glasgow Queen Street station
25 FEB, 2014




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Network Rail has released two new images of a transformed Glasgow Queen Street station to mark the launch of a public consultation into the £104 million redevelopment.

The project is part of the £650m Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) which will deliver a series of upgrades on the railway line between the two cities.

Between 2014 and 2019, work is expected to be completed on a major overhaul of Queen Street to accomodate the additional eight million passengers a year projected to use the station by 2030.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “Queen Street station is at the heart of Glasgow’s railway network and passengers using the station should enjoy an experience befitting of that role.

“The EGIP scheme will result in 30 per cent more seats and around 20 per cent faster journey times on our flagship route. It’s already delivered the stunning new-look £25 million Haymarket station in Edinburgh and this complete transformation of Queen Street means passengers will benefit at both ends and at all points in between.”

The consultation will last for three months.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 10:41 AM   #236
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Will be a welcome addition to the city.

Queen Street already handles 20m passengers a year. I think you'd struggle to find a similar sized station handling that many passengers outside of London.

Central and Queen Street alone handle more passengers than the entire Manchester Station Zone combined. This doesn't include the five other Network Rail stations within the Anderston/City ward of Glasgow.
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Flythrough of new Glasgow Queen Street station building:

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Old February 28th, 2014, 11:03 PM   #238
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Some pictures from the Glasgow area taken last Sunday and Monday:


Interior of Paisley Gilmour St station 23rd February 2014


318 256 Partick 23 February 2014


334 038 Dumbarton Central 23 February 2014


334 038 Dumbarton Central 23 February 2014

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Old April 8th, 2014, 01:41 AM   #239
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I would very much appreciate it, if the user 'Kotholos' stopped infringing my copyright. After stumbling across dozens of photographs that I have taken the time and effort to capture on this thread (and others), I have received neither due credit, nor recompense for my troubles. Please be aware sir, that failure to remove any photographs linked to the Hawick_1987 Photobucket account, will result in action under section 4 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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Old April 16th, 2014, 05:48 PM   #240
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Published by SPT on the 28th March:

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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport invests further £1m to get ready for new trains
28/03/2014

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is undertaking a £288 million modernisation of its 118 year old Subway system.

This includes updating the look and feel of the stations, as well as making them more accessible. It also includes upgrades to infrastructure, upgrading of trains and signalling systems and implementation of Smart ticketing.

SPT has already completed the modernisation of three of its 15 stations, with modernisation of two more stations currently underway. It launched its Smartcard across the Subway network last October and more than 26,000 customers are already using this new technology.

In 2014, SPT is focusing a number of major infrastructure projects to prepare for the procurement of new rolling stock. In addition to work carried out by SPT, it will be awarding a number of contracts for equipment and specialist services.

The Partnership has now approved two key contracts, which will take them a step closer to upgrading the system in preparation for new rolling stock.

The first of these contracts is for track feeder cable replacement. This has been awarded to Clancy Docwra. The contract, which is worth £481k, will replace life expired cabling whilst bringing it up to current standards.

Any change to the Subway requires a review of how this impacts on operations, including our safety processes. Subway Modernisation will involve significant changes. SPT is required to adhere to regulatory and statutory obligations and – on delivery of fully modernised infrastructure – updated supporting safety documentation should be in place.

The Office of Rail Regulation specifies that an independent person should be contracted to verify compliance and procedures. To meet this requirement, the second contract approved at the recent Partnership meeting was one for an Independent Competent Person. This contract, worth up to £600k over the course of four years, has been awarded to Racon, supported by Lloyds Register.

Councillor Jim Coleman, SPT Chair, said:

“Subway users are already seeing a tangible difference in the network with refreshed stations and the implementation of quick, convenient and flexible smart ticketing. However, there is a raft of work that isn’t as visible to Subway users. SPT is working tirelessly to design, procure and implement big changes to the way the Subway operates – and they are trying to do all of this with minimal disruption to the day-to-day service.

“This major industrial work required to move this Victorian system into the modern day, making it fit for the future, is hugely challenging but it will arguably reap the biggest rewards. By undertaking this work we hope to make the Glasgow Subway more accessible, reliable and efficient and to protect it for generations to come.”

These contracts are two of number of major contracts that will be awarded to support the modernisation of infrastructure of the Glasgow Subway. SPT officials are already in the process of finalising requirements for the new rolling stock and it is anticipated that contracts for this will be awarded within the year.
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