Kelvinhall subway station

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Subway train at Kelvinhall, Glasgow - DSC06277.JPG
Location Partick, Glasgow
Coordinates 55°52′16″N 4°18′02″W / 55.87111°N 4.30056°W / 55.87111; -4.30056Coordinates: 55°52′16″N 4°18′02″W / 55.87111°N 4.30056°W / 55.87111; -4.30056
Operated by SPT
Platforms 2
Structure type underground
Other information
Fare zone G
Opened 1896 as Partick Cross
1977 Renamed Kelvinhall
Rebuilt 1977 to 1980
Passengers 0.642 million annually enter/exit[citation needed]

Kelvinhall (Partick Cross until 1977) is an underground station on the Glasgow Subway, renamed after the nearby Kelvin Hall. It is located in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland, near to many of the city's best known tourist destinations including:

There was previously a Kelvin Hall railway station, but it was unattached to the subway station, which was at any rate still known as Partick Cross at the time of that station's closure in 1964 as part of the Beeching axe.

The station entrance is located off Dumbarton Road at the end of a narrow arcade of shops below flats. The station retains its original island platform layout and has no escalators. The renovation work at Kelvinhall station during the 1977-1980 modernisation of the Subway was not as extensive as most of the other stations on the network: other than Cessnock, it is the only station to retain its original entrance and surface buildings, which would be virtually invisible from the street without the signage (shown in the photograph).

Kelvinhall (under its former name of Partick Cross) is one of the stations mentioned in Cliff Hanley's song The Glasgow Underground.[1]

The Glasgow Subway is now operated by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

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