Kelvinbridge subway station
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|Opened||14 December 1896|
|Passengers (2011/12)||0.913 million annually|
Kelvinbridge subway station is a Glasgow Subway station serving the Woodlands, Woodside and Hillhead areas of Glasgow, Scotland. It is named after the bridge crossing the River Kelvin, next to the station. This station is one of the two serving Kelvingrove Park, the other being Kelvinhall.
The station – along with the rest of the Subway system – was opened in 1896 and closed for refurbishment in 1977, reopening in 1980. It retains the original island platform layout, and is by far the busiest station to retain this configuration.
The station is the deepest station in the network due to its close proximity to the River Kelvin, and was originally entered through a tenement block on South Woodside Road with access to Great Western Road via an external cast iron staircase descending from the eponymous bridge. Following modernisation, a purpose-built surface-level ticket hall has offered direct access to the new main entrance on Great Western Road via a glass-enclosed escalator.
The former station entrance is now the emergency exit from today's station, the emergency exit being marked by red doors at the bottom of the iron staircase, and "keep clear" signs.
|Preceding station||Strathclyde Partnership for Transport||Following station|
|Hillhead||Glasgow Subway||St George's Cross|
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- "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.