Govan subway station

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For the defunct surface station, see Govan railway station.
Govan
Govan subway station.jpg
Location Govan, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates 55°51′45″N 4°18′41″W / 55.86250°N 4.31139°W / 55.86250; -4.31139Coordinates: 55°51′45″N 4°18′41″W / 55.86250°N 4.31139°W / 55.86250; -4.31139
Operated by SPT
Platforms 2
Bus stands 6
Bus operators First Glasgow & McGill's
Construction
Structure type underground
Other information
Fare zone G
Traffic
Passengers 0.953 million annually enter/exit[citation needed]

Govan subway station is a station serving the area of Govan in Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the south side of the River Clyde. Just to the south of the station is the main depot and test track for the Glasgow Subway. The station is located near the historic Govan Old Parish Church.

This station forms an interchange station, being adjacent to Govan bus station. This combined with the fact that the subway to Partick forms the only rail link across the Clyde west of the city centre means that it is one of the busier stations. Annual passenger boardings have fallen below one million in recent years and were recorded at 990,000 in 2004/05.[1]

The station has two platforms. Prior to closure for modernisation in 1977 the station was called Govan Cross. The appearance of cracks in the roof of the old station led to the premature closure of the unmodernised railway in 1977. As part of the resulting modernisation programme, the station's surface buildings were replaced and its single island platform changed to a dual side platform arrangement.

The station (under its former name of Govan Cross) is one of the stations mentioned in Cliff Hanley's song The Glasgow Underground.[2]

On 29 June 2011, a man died after being hit by one of the service's rolling stock at 9:12 in the morning.[3]

Preceding station   Strathclyde Partnership for Transport   Following station
Ibrox   Glasgow Subway   Partick

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive (2005). "SPT Statistics and Trends 2005" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. ^ YouTube - The Glasgow Underground
  3. ^ "Man killed by train at Govan Subway Station". BBC News. BBC. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2014.