Opening on 14 December 1896, Glasgow’s subway is the third oldest subway in the world (after London and Budapest). It’s also an easy, quick way to get from the city center to the trendy West End. But it also seems to have been constructed to have a staring role in popular culture. For starters, see this map circulating the internet comparing the Glasgow subway to the subways of other cities:
Yes, the Glasgow subway just goes around, and around, and around….
Oh, and take a look at the subway’s diminutive orange tubular carriages. Aren’t they just precious?
The original headquarters of the subway company is still standing — it is a historical landmark. The first floor was the ticket office for the Enoch subway stop and the 2nd floor was company offices.
The latest modernization of the Glasgow subway has resulted in a new Enoch station.
The “featured image”, at the top of this post, is from inside the modern Buchanan street station.