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Written by Robert Clarke - 03 Aug 2007
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Location notes
Situated on the Glasgow Central low level line of the North Clyde electrics, Argyle Street serves the main shopping area of Glasgow City Centre, consisting of Buchana Street, Argyle Street, and the St Enoch Centre. The latter sits on the site of the long closed St Enoch BR station.
Incidentally, Argyle Street was opened in November 1979. Major rebuilding of the tunnel had to take place to create space for an island platform.
Railway type and traffic
The only, regular, trains are passenger trains, using class 320 and 322 EMUs. These will be forming services to Balloch, Milngavie, or Helensburgh in the west, and Motherwell or Newton or Hamilton in the east.
Occasionally there are charter trains or diversions that use the line through Glasgow Central Low level, but these are rare.
Environment
The station is an underground station, so there will be no weather problems. CCTV covers the station as a legal requirement, but do keep your wits about you at all times, especially when walking to the station.

Important: Argyle Street closes earlier on Sundays. Consult train timetables (see below for public transport) for last trains.
Road directions
Avoid driving to this location! Driving in Glasgow city centre is horrendous, so park outside the city and get the train in.

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Glasgow, Argyle Street map co-ordinates
Parking
The St Enoch centre has a car park, but it would be best avoided driving here. Instead, park outside the city, and get the train or bus in.
Public transport
Plenty of trains serve this station, all of which also call at Glasgow Central low level. If you are heading into Glasgow Central High Level, follow the signs for low level trains.
Coming from Queen Street, you can either take the subway from Buchanan Street to St Enoch (Buchanan Street is next to Queen Street), and then follow signs for Argyle Street. Once on there, turn right, and head along. Rail travellers can also use the 398 bus linking Queen Street and Central stations free.
First Glasgow runs plenty of bus services. Stagecoach serves the routes from Fife and Ayrshire.

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Amenities
Situated right in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, so anything and everything is close at hand.
Accommodation
Glasgow has a wide variety of accomodation. For more details, visit the Visit Scotland website.
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Glasgow, Argyle Street

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Photographic notes
Argyle Street is underground, and is connected to the concourse by stairways from the platforms, which go DOWN to a landing. From here, a wide corridor takes you to escalators, going UP to the concourse. Given this, try to avoid using tripod equipment.
There is no traffic noise, as the station is underground, but the platform can get busy. Try not to get in peoples way, and do consider passengers may obstruct views, accidentally, at all times.
Being an underground location do not use flash photography, it can hinder drivers vision and will interferer with fire detection equipment.


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


Fig 1 - Looking east


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