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Seeing Double: Glasgows Second Subway
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:09:24 pm »
Glasgow is renowned for the 'Clockwork Orange' Subway. Small cramped trains on a single underground loop. But plans exist to build a second loop covering the East of ths city.

https://www.citymetric.com/transport/what-would-extended-glasgow-subway-look-4001

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Re: Seeing Double: Glasgows Second Subway
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 03:25:37 am »
First time I travelled on the Glasgow Underground and the train came out of the tunnel I burst out laughing, I couldn't believe how small it was, Suggested to my colleague that this was perhaps where the London Underground trains came for training when youngsters. He wasn't that impressed  :angel:
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Re: Seeing Double: Glasgows Second Subway
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 08:40:33 am »
They borrowed our 'Ride Meter' in the 70s and flat didn't believe how bad the numbers came out, and the next time I was up there I collected the meter and pointed out that their vehicles didn't have any secondary suspension so I was surprised the numbers were as good as they came out!  :o

Their new stock is a zillion times better apparently, but I've yet to ride on it.
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Re: Seeing Double: Glasgows Second Subway
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 12:41:24 pm »
There is new stock on the way to the world’s second oldest subway in the world. The present trains go back to the 70s, I can almost remember the old stock (now in various museums) when I was very young.

They have been talking about extending it for years, none of us are holding our breath. Glasgow and Scotland as a whole doesn’t have the clout or funding of TfL.

As for the size? Glasgow folk were on average 4 inches shorter than they are now 😉
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Re: Seeing Double: Glasgows Second Subway
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 01:34:08 pm »
All these grand schemes of the politicians --- and after Scotland separates, it will become even more of a pipe dream (or is that tube dream  ;D )
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Re: Seeing Double: Glasgows Second Subway
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 12:27:05 pm »
All these grand schemes of the politicians --- and after Scotland separates, it will become even more of a pipe dream (or is that tube dream  ;D )

Perhaps the £1.4bn that Scots taxpayers are presently contributing to Crossrail might have paid for it?

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Re: Seeing Double: Glasgows Second Subway
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 07:30:27 am »

As for the size? Glasgow folk were on average 4 inches shorter than they are now 😉

That's an interesting fact across a lot of what was heavy industrial Scotland, England and Wales and leads to some interesting architecture, especially in pubs  :cheers: Also why a lot of WWI military uniforms in museums appear to be on the smallish side. Try trying some of the caps on  :mellow:

All these grand schemes of the politicians --- and after Scotland separates, it will become even more of a pipe dream (or is that tube dream  ;D )

Perhaps the £1.4bn that Scots taxpayers are presently contributing to Crossrail might have paid for it?

I'll leave these posts but PLEASE leave it at that, there are valid and interesting arguments all across the board on this, but this is not the place for them.

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