trainspots logo


Written by Robert Clarke - 03 Aug 2007
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Location notes
One of two stations in Glasgow, allowing interchange between Glasgow Subway, and Scotrail North Clyde Electrics (Buchanan Street / Glasgow Queen Street being the other).

The station is relatively modern, dating from 1980, and the subway stations replaces Merkland street. It was closed in May 1977, when the subway closed for modernisation, and replaced by the Partick station we have today. The present station building sits almost exactly on the site of the old Merkland Street station.
Merkland Street is located in north west Glasgow.

For a brief detail of the old Merkland Street station, visit the page on the Disused stations website.
Railway type and traffic
The easy bit is the subway, which consists of three car trains. These will either be two driving cars sandwiching a trailer, or three motor cars, two facing one direction, the third facing the opposite. The subway is two circles, and inner and an outer.
The NR lines above play host to various First Scotrail EMUs on North Clyde electrics.
There is no freight.
Environment
Located in north west Glasgow, Partick is a sort of inner city location. try and avoid the area after dark, and avoid football colours of any sort; this station is in the middle of the Glasgow Rangers FC and Partick Thistle FC catchment area!
Road directions
In Glasgow, follow signs for Clydeside Express way (SECC). Once on it, keep following signs for Partick. Once there, head to Dumbarton Road. And Merkland Street is located off Dumbarton Road.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Partick Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a car park in the Morrisons supermarket, next to the station. However, train and subway services are frequent to reach this location easily.
Public transport
The station is well served:
First Scotrail
SPT bus
First Glasgow Subway
Subway

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Amenities
Morrisons supermarket, next to the station, has facilities. Glasgow city centre is 10 minutes away on the train or subway.
Accommodation
Visit Scotland.com can advise. Glasgow is a popular tourist spot, so there will be a large supply of accommodation. Alternatively, stay somewhere else, such as Edinburgh, and come through on the train (every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday).
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Partick Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Partick Station general view map
Partick Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Partick Station



Who likes this location on facebook



Railway Gen Group
scot-rail.co.uk
Photographic notes
Two tips. Firstly, do not use flash photography on the subway. Secondly, do not use tripod equipment. The Scotrail platforms can only be reached by escalators.
The station is sort of on an east west axis, so the sun will be on the east in the morning, west in the late afternoon/early evening.

One last tip, as the subway serves Ibrox, look at the SPT subway page to find out match days. On such days when Glasgow Rangers FC are at home, Partick station will be even busier.


General views - All photographs © Robert Clarke unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 1 - Looking north west

The train is passing the old westbound platform of the now closed Partick Hill station (closed 1980 and replaced by Partick).

Fig 2 - Looking south east


Fig 2 - Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 4 - Looking up the underground platform


Fig 4 - Looking up the underground platform


Disclaimer
Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.