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Subway celebrates 120 years

Written by SPT 19/12/2016

SPT is gearing up for some special celebrations as the world’s third oldest Subway marks 120 years of service.

From its opening on 14 December 1896, the Subway has been reliably transporting passengers across Glasgow for generations. To mark the special anniversary, we have numerous events planned and giveaways in a number of our key stations across the network.

SPT Chief Executive Gordon MacLennan said:

“This is an important birthday for us, the 120th is an opportunity to look at all that has happened to the Subway since its opening in 1896, and look forward to the future. We know that the Subway holds a very special place in the hearts of many Glaswegians, and others, so we are keen to mark these milestones.

“Passengers will hopefully have already seen our special 120th commemorative train with the past, present and, possibly future, livery.

“Throughout 2017 we hope to have many opportunities for passengers to get involved in celebrating this anniversary.”

On Wednesday Capital FM will be at Buchanan Subway station with lots of prizes up for grabs, with various local musicians and schools also playing at key stations including Hillhead; Govan; Partick; and St Enoch.

The Capital Street Stars will be out and about with birthday cupcakes for passengers and we will have various giveaways on social media throughout this week where lucky customers will win limited edition 120th Subway merchandise. So join in the celebrations on Twitter @GlasgowSubway using #120 and Glasgow Subway on Facebook.

There is also a special 120th anniversary microsite that will give you a glimpse of the Subway history throughout the ages:

The Subway is currently undergoing a major modernisation programme which is transforming stations and improving vital infrastructure before the arrival of brand new trains and a new signalling system. This work aims to guarantee that the Subway will continue to transport passengers around Glasgow for many more years and generations to come.