Old and new Glasgow Subway stock. (SPT)
The changeover to new rolling stock on the Glasgow Subway was completed on 28 June when the last two trains of the 33 44-year old Metro-Cammell stock were withdrawn (eight more arrived in 1992). 
 
The whole service is now provided by the 17 new Stadler trains, part of a £288M upgrade. The two trains just withdrawn had each run about 2.6M miles in service, with their first entering service on 16 April 1980. 
 
128 has been preserved at the Glasgow Transport Museum. The new stock is capable of automated operation, but introduction of that will require platform screen doors to be fitted at each of the 15 stations. 
 
The 10.5km (6.5-mile) 1291mm (4’) Glasgow Subway was opened on 14 December 1896 as a circular service with services termed Outer Circle and Inner Circle. 
 
Originally featuring cable haulage, 600 V dc third rail electrification came in 1935. the last modernisation was in 1977-1980 and their annual patronage is about 12M. 
Old and new Glasgow Subway stock. (SPT
Old and new Glasgow Subway stock. (SPT) 
 
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