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Glasgow Subway

The Metrosimulator Glasgow route is a recreation of the Glasgow subway (made by Sjoerd Ydema).
The recreation will be as close as possible, but as the Glasgow rolling stock is not available for Metrosimulator, London Underground 1973 stock trains will be used.

The network
General info


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Sjoerd Ydema
Traction power supply:
Third rail
Recreation of the Glasgow Subway
MetroSim Version Required:
N/A, Build-in
Network information

  • 1 (circular, 15 stations)

  • Glasgow Subway Broomloan Depot

Train-Protection Systems


Train usage



There is one circular line which services 15 stations. The service is devided in an inner circle (counter clockwise) and an outer circle (clockwise).
Near Partick, the line passes the only closed station on the Glasgow subway, Merkland Street; this station was closed and replaced by Partick during the modernisation of 1977, in order to create an interchange between subway, trains and busses. All that remains of the old station is the old platform area.

Inner Circle

The Inner Circle runs counter-clockwise around the loop. Trains enter passenger service at Ibrox, and when returning to the depot, trains exit passenger service at Govan.

Destination codes:
A - Inner circle continues running
D - To the depot

Outer Circle

The Outer Circle runs clockwise around the loop. Trains enter passenger service at Govan, and when returning to the depot, trains exit passenger service at Ibrox.

Destination codes:
B - Outer circle continues running
D - To the depot

Other locations

Broomloan Depot

There is one depot (Broomloan), located near Govan. The connection to the underground tunnel is between Govan and Ibrox.
The depot has a 5-track workshop, a 6-track trainshed, and a 2-track track maintenance shed.

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The doors to the trainshed are activated by the CVL, the doors to the workshop are activated by detectors in the track. The back door to the workshop and the doors to the track maintenance shed are operated manually (by clicking on them).

Rolling stock

In reality, the system has 33 motorcars with one driver cabin each, and 8 trailercars. These are employed in consists of either three motorcars, or two motorcars with a trailercar in between. Specifications on the Glasgow subway trains:

In metrosimulator, the London Underground 1973 stock trains are used. As the 1973 stock carriages are longer then the real Glasgow rolling stock, only 2-car trains can be used (to fit along the platforms). KH.jpg

Track layout

The image below shows the track layout as it appears in the CVL screen. It has the same layout as the real CVL screens for the Glasgow Subway, located at Broomloan Road Depot. Also, the same security block and signal numbers are used.

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Signalling system

The system is equiped with lightsignals (red/green at the end of all platforms). There are no further intermediate signals between stations, except between Govan and Ibrox, where the depot is connected.
In metrosimulator, the ATB system has been installed.

External links

Website of the Glasgow Subway:
Wikipedia Glasgow Subway (1):
Wikipedia Glasgow Subway (2):