Subway carriages retire after 44 years of service

Glasgow’s 44-year-old subway carriages have taken their last journey as the underground system undergoes modernisation.

The city’s subway has been gradually phasing out the old trains since December and replacing them with new wheelchair-accessible cars.

In total 17 trains have been gradually brought into service during 2024.

The new rolling stock is just one part of a £288m upgrade programme to the subway system that will feature platform doors and driverless trains in future.

The old-style trains were introduced to passenger service on 16 April 1980 as part of the system’s second modernisation project, which started in May 1977.

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