Buchanan Street subway station

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Buchanan Street
Glasgow Subway
Buchanan Street Subway Station.jpg
LocationBuchanan Street, Glasgow
Coordinates55°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
Operated bySPT
ConnectionsNational Rail Glasgow Queen Street
Bus interchange Buchanan Bus Station
Structure typeunderground
Other information
Fare zoneG
Passengers (2018)5.233 million annually[1]
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.[2]

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 was preserved within the station.

Nearby places:

Past passenger numbers[edit]

  • 2011/12: 2.484 million annually[3]
Preceding station   Strathclyde Partnership for Transport   Following station
Cowcaddens   Glasgow Subway   St Enoch


  1. ^ "Request for some usage statistics". Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019 – via WhatDoTheyKnow.
  2. ^ SPT - Subway - Facts and Figures Archived 20 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 12 June 2006
  3. ^ "Freedom of Information request: Subway station patronage - 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012". Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2019 – via WhatDoTheyKnow.