St Enoch subway station


St Enoch subway station

Infobox SPT subway station
name = St Enoch



caption = The former Subway station (now disused) on the right, with the St Enoch Centre in the background.
locale = St Enoch Place
subplat = 2
subexits = 1.91
years =
events =

St Enoch subway station is the first station on the north of the River Clyde on the Glasgow Subway. It is located in Glasgow city centre, Scotland. Although it does not have direct interchange with the main line railway, it is located approximately halfway between Glasgow Central station and Argyle Street railway station, within a few minutes' walk to both.

Usage of the station has declined significantly in recent years, with passenger numbers falling from 2.43 million in 1999/2000 to 1.91 million in the 12 months ending 31 March 2005 [http://www.spt.co.uk/publications/stats2005/s&t2005.pdf]

Above ground, the station building housed both a booking office and the headquarters of the original Glasgow District Subway Railway Company. This was (and is) the Subway's most distinctive building - an ornate, Jacobean, late Victorian red sandstone structure; designed by James Miller in 1896. It still stands - it was carefully preserved during the modernisation of the Subway in 1977, even being jacked up in the air for a while, during reconstruction of the subsurface platforms. It was no longer used as a ticket office following the 1977-1980 modernisation, it is was used as a travel information centre by SPT. The building became disued with the Travel Centre facilities being moved to the underground ticket hall in 2008.

The station is now entered through a pair of canopies located on either side, and other than Buchanan Street, is the only station to feature a subterranean ticket hall. The station originally featured a single island platform, though this was replaced by a dual side platform layout during the modernisation programme.Fact|date=February 2007

The adjacent former St Enoch railway station remained open until 1966, until it was closed during the Beeching Axe. Thereafter it was used as a car park until it was demolished and replaced by the St Enoch Centre in the late 1980's.

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