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Glasgow's Underground Transport
Member Name: Scotty9
Date: 14/07/09, updated on 15/07/09 (61 review reads)
Advantages: It's very fast, not too expensive, very direct to popular point within the city
Disadvantages: A less frequent service in the evening
The subway in Glasgow, no not the sandwich but rather the underground system in glasgow that has been running since 1896! This fine transport system mainly serves commuters travelling between the city centre, south side and the west end of Glasgow.
Personally I only use the subway when either it is raining when I am heading into, coming home university or when just being downright lazy. The subway system has a few stops that are situated beside major overgound train stations - Queen Street and Partick. This is very handy should you get the train into Glasgow and then need cheap transport to a different section of the city. A few park and ride facilities have also been established providing car parking for commuters.
The subway service runs trains at very close intervals during peak times, around one train every 3-4 minutes as it does get very busy. However, late at night the system is reduced to one train every 15-20 minutes.
It costs £1.20 for a single or £2.40 for a return ticket, these charges apply regardless of how far you wish to travel on the service. Discounts are available on tickets such as a 10 trip ticket and such likes.
An estimated 14.5 million people use Glasgow's underground per year so why not join them? It's cheaper than the overground trains or taxis...
Summary: A useful transport network with a multitude of stops across the city
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