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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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I don`t know about the rest of you but I have often thought our underground has not really served the rest of the city, beyond taking Westend to Ibrox.


Talking in the present tense I'll agree with you on that.
Although you have to remember that when the Underground was constructed the density of housing and industry on the southside from Govan to West Street and even Bridge Street had very large populations and served the city well not to mention the large network of trams and bus routes at the time.

Kinning Park in particular at one time had the highest population in Glasgow until the motorway construction got underway and the subsequent house clearing programs of the 50/60's where people were being relocated to the new housing schemes on the outskirts of the city.

eg: Castlemilk, Easterhouse, Drumchapel etc. where the new inhabitant's found themselves stuck at the end of a bus route and little in the way of social amenities.
Hopefully any new work will redress this over time and bring the people back.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods



Subway for East End ‘could cost £120m’

AN extra 1.6million passengers a year would use the Subway if it was extended into
Glasgow's East End, a study has found.


But early finance estimates for the project show it could cost as much as £120million
to complete the spur.

Experts were commissioned this year to find out the likely cost of a new link and how
many people would use it. They have now submitted their report for the extension,
which would connect the main Argyle Line in the city centre with the Parkhead area.

The region's transport agency, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, says passenger
numbers are based on the current population of the East End and so would likely soar
in the future.

The area, known as Clyde Gateway, is a national regeneration priority where
10,000 new homes and 21,000 jobs are planned at a cost of £1.6billion.

It is also where the Commonwealth Games village will be built in time for the 2014
event.

On Friday, SPT board members will be asked to approve a detailed survey of the new
route at a likely cost of around £250,000.

If they agree, it will mark a major step forward for the Subway extension plan.






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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

You'd think they'd use a more upto date picture
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The story *seems* to be about the heavy rail line from Bridgeton Cross (not the
Subway) so you think they'd use a picture of a real train...




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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Another well researched story from the Evening Times
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Personally theyd be better opening a rail link rather than the subway, ltunells are there and set up for trains
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

STV Video Report: http://wm.stv.tv/101207underground.wmv

http://www.stv.tv/content/news/lo...gow_underground_moves_step_closer



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Subway tunnel terror!!!



http://www.stv.tv/info/newsWest_C...vacuated_in_Subway_scare_20071219



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Oh, the evening times pissing off their SPT sponders?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Moving with the times?



TRANSPORT bosses today pledged to look again at extending the opening hours
of the Subway.


The vow came as it emerged the Subway nightrider service - a compromise pilot
scheme which sees buses following the route of the underground - is on the verge
of being scrapped because of mounting losses of tens of thousands of pounds.

As the ill-fated scheme nears the end of the road, Strathclyde Partnership For
Transport chairman Alistair Watson said talks would now be restarted on opening
the underground later at night.

But he warned it would take major investment and a deal to be thrashed out
with train drivers and station workers.

The first extension of hours could take place on a Sunday, when the Subway
currently closes at 6pm, to reflect lifestyle changes which have led to a more
vibrant city centre night life.




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