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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #41
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Some videos bout the transformation of Glasgow transportation system in the 1970's.




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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:14 AM   #42
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It's a great shame that the 'Trans-Clyde' attempt at a fully integrated city wide system never came to be. I'd love to see the 'Strathclyde Red' (Orange) colour return to the trains and buses!
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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #43
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The Suburban network did once have it's own separate identity. They were known as 'the blue trains'.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #44
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I guess Crossrail and the Airport Link are both off the cards for now? It would be great if places north/west of Glasgow could have direct access to the West Coast Main Line. Especially if the London high speed line is ever extended across the border. Current plans would be for an urban rail/subway interchange station at West Street - there's not much out there so space and a main interchange station out there would do much for regeneration.

I came across this map of what the local SPT services using crossrail might look like:
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #45
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It's probably the only modern looking station we have!
No bother ... most tourists who've visited Glasgow find the city quite grand-looking, beautiful
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #46
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I guess Crossrail and the Airport Link are both off the cards for now? It would be great if places north/west of Glasgow could have direct access to the West Coast Main Line. Especially if the London high speed line is ever extended across the border. Current plans would be for an urban rail/subway interchange station at West Street - there's not much out there so space and a main interchange station out there would do much for regeneration.
See, Crossrail via the City Union viaduct does link the north and the south of the Clyde, but it does absolutely nothing in terms of linking Central and Queen Street and it takes passengers away from the centre of the city. If we really want Crossrail, it has to be properly done, i.e, a deep bored tunnel under the city.


The City Union line would serve light rail better, trains could feed onto it from the Cathcart Circle, with German Stadtbahn style rolling stock running between the City Centre and the Suburbs. This allows for expansion elsewhere into the city, and gives us a pretty substantial Metro/Light Rail system. Link it up to the Fastlink routes, convert those routes to Light Rail, and we have a very large system indeed. It won't come cheap of course, but it's something that would be very worthwhile.

Glasgow should be aiming to have a Euro-style hierarchy of transport. S for Subway, M for Metro/Light Rail and R for heavy rail services, which I would like to see take on a more Dublin DART style of operation.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 04:53 PM   #47
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The Cathcart Circle:


Not so much a circle as a loop around Glasgow's southside, terminating at Glasgow Central. There are two branch lines: One to Newton in the nearby South Lanarkshire, where it interchanges with the Argyle Line, and one to Neilston in nearby East Renfrewshire.

It's a well used line running through many of the southsides high population areas, such as Cathcart, Govanhill and Shawlands. It's a heavy rail line operated by ScotRail, but, like the other electrified lines within Glasgow, it is effectively an S-Bahn or Metro type line.

Class 380 (left) and Class 314 (right) at Glasgow Central. The 314 is the main workhorse of the line, with Class 380's deployed onto the line during morning rush hour.
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The wonderful victorian station at Maxwell Park.


The line's namesake: Cathcart. (which has since been refurbished in the blue and white colours of ScotRail)
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Mount Florida station - serving Hampden and Langside College. The line's main interchange between Circle, Neilston and Newton.
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Crosshill station - probably the narrowest heavy rail station in Greater Glasgow.


The Class 314

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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #48
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Planned improvements to St. Enoch station on the Subway:
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Some Visuals of Proposed St Enoch canopys.







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Old September 10th, 2012, 12:06 AM   #49
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Clyde Fastlink:


It's a Bus Rapid Transit scheme for Glasgow. In the above map, the darker orange is the existing Subway, the light orange is the planned route for completion in 2014, the yellow is the planned expansion to Renfrew. In lilac I have drawn the north bank route, which was part of the original Fastlink plans, and runs mostly on an abandoned railway alignment. The other lilac route running south is an existing ''High Quality Bus Corridor'', and studies are currently being undertaken to assess a potential conversion of this route to Fastlink.

Fastlink was originally conceived as an alternative to a light rail system, with provisions for a future conversion to light rail. Some sections of segregated busway are already in place.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 02:24 AM   #50
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Transport utility considerations aside, this belongs in the bad architecture hall of fame:
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Old September 10th, 2012, 02:36 AM   #51
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I think it looks fantastic.

Have you seen what the station currently looks like?

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Old September 10th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #52
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What's that? A new and re-modelled entrance to the Underground each decade?
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Not taking yourselves seriously must be so healthy!
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Old September 16th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #54
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What's that? A new and re-modelled entrance to the Underground each decade?
No, St. Enoch currently has two different entrances which both date from the 1977-1980 modernisation project.

All the current improvements are part of the current modernisation project. Automatic trains, PSD's, smart ticketing and vastly improved frequencies will be the result of all this.
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Old September 16th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #55
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A lonely Bridge Street station, last winter, probably at around 11am during the weekend..



Pollokshaws West station, this line is scheduled to be electrified at some point in the next five years.

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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #56
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There's a difference between outdated design and bad design. Hopefully what's replacing it will be timeless and nice enough to last more than 40 years.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #57
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I think that those proposed entrances are so different in style from the Victorian station building that they don't compete with it or detract from it. I think they are an improvement.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #58
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The Victorian station building itself hasn't actually been used as an entrance since 1977. It's a cafe now.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:13 PM   #59
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Finally, the 21st century! Scotland should be getting smartcard ticketing soon. Uninspiringly called the 'Saltire Card', but hey, no more paper tickets. Now the thousands of commuters flooding into Central every morning can touch in or out to pass through the gates, just like in London.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-19784516

This one is Scotland wide, but I'd expect Glasgow to get it's own special integrated version of it, or a different, but compatible, scheme all together.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 12:31 PM   #60
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Long term, the suburban lines could be upgraded into subsurface subway lines with subway branding. It would then have priority for capacity improvements where demand permits.
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