Buchanan Street subway station

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Not to be confused with Buchanan Street railway station.
Buchanan Street
Buchanan Street Subway Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates 55°51′45″N 4°15′12″W / 55.8624566°N 4.2534051°W / 55.8624566; -4.2534051Coordinates: 55°51′45″N 4°15′12″W / 55.8624566°N 4.2534051°W / 55.8624566; -4.2534051
Connections National Rail Glasgow Queen Street
Bus interchange Buchanan Bus Station
Structure type underground
Platforms 2
Other information
Operator SPT
Fare zone G
ZoneCard in use
Traffic
Passengers () 2.558 million annually enter/exit
Entrance to Buchanan Street subway station at Glasgow Queen Street

Buchanan Street subway station is a station on the Glasgow Subway in Scotland. It serves Buchanan Street, which is popular with shoppers. Close to Buchanan Bus Station and providing interchange with Glasgow Queen Street railway station via a travelator, it is the busiest station on the Subway, with 2.54 million passengers in the 12 months ending 31 March 2005.[1]

When built in 1896 the station had a single island platform serving both tracks. An additional side platform was added as part of the 1977-1980 modernisation scheme. A glass wall was added on one side of the island platform to prevent access to the train that is boarding at the side platform. Each platform has a single stairway linking it to the ticket hall, causing congestion during peak hours due to conflicting passenger movements in the same space.

Other than St Enoch it is the only station with an underground ticket hall, and surface buildings are restricted to new mid-street entrance canopy which was rebuilt in 1999 as part of the repaving of Buchanan Street. This canopy is constructed entirely of structural glass: all beams and columns, the walls and roof are glass.

Part of carriage 41 from the Subway's pre-1977 rolling stock is preserved within the station.

Nearby places:

Preceding station   Strathclyde Partnership for Transport   Following station
Cowcaddens   Glasgow Subway   St Enoch

References[edit]

  1. ^ SPT - Subway - Facts and Figures, retrieved 12th June 2006