Travelling around Glasgow by train and underground

Local, inner city and regional train services run regularly daily from two low level stations, located at the mainline stations of Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street

Glasgow Central Low Level Station  
Hope Street, Glasgow City, on the Glasgow - South East & North West routes

Staffed for all trains, with level access to ticket office from Hope Street. Lifts or stairs down to Island platform. Wheelchair access is available. Induction loop at ticket window. There is a Private Multi-storey car park in Oswald Street. There are public phones at Hope Street level. Level access to unisex disabled toilet & station buffet at High Level station. CCTV in operation. There is a self service ticket machine located next to the telephones at the ticket office

Glasgow Queen Street Low Level Station  
North Hanover Street, Glasgow City, on the Glasgow - North East & North West routes

Staffed for all trains, with lifts or stairs down to both platforms. Following facilities available at High Level station: A wheelchair, ramp and luggage trolleys. Induction loop at ticket window. Station buffet. A taxi rank. A car park with 76 spaces, incl. 2 dedicated disabled. Public phones on concourse and entrance hall. There are self service ticket machines located within the station.

The low-level platforms handle suburban trains on the Strathclyde Passenger Transport network. There is also a covered walkway leading directly from Glasgow Queen Street to the nearby Buchanan St Underground station. The station is a 10-minute walk from the city's other main rail terminus, Glasgow Central and there is a frequent bus connecting both stations.

The Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) has its own low level station, with frequent trains running from Central and Argyle Street stations.

To view all low level routes, download the PDF below

For low level timetables, look at  - the main low level services are listed as Strathclyde North East and Strathclyde North West.

The Subway Line (10.4 km), nicknamed Clockwork Orange, was already built in 1896, so it's one of the oldest metros in the world. Originally operated by steam engines via cable traction, the line was electrified in 1935. From 1977 to 1979 the whole line was thoroughly reformed and reopened in 1980.

Trains take approximately 24 minutes for an entire circle. Most stations have quite narrow central platforms long enough for a 3-car-train. Between Govan and Ibrox, on the south bank of the river Clyde, a tunnel exit leads to the Subway's depot. Directions are indicated as "Outer Circle" (clockwise) and "Inner Circle" (anti-clockwise).

In 2003, the Underground was renamed Subway, which was actually its original name. A new automatic control system has been installed and the old system removed. Some stations have a narrow island platform between the tracks but now used for one direction of travel only, since a new side platform has been created to one side. For safety reasons a barrier is being erected along the platform edge next to the track whose trains do not use the island platform.

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