Stadler-built train for the Glasgow subway. (Stadler
The Glasgow subway is an underground line that provides service on a 10.5km circle around the city centre. 
It was opened in 1896 using cable haulage on 4’-gauge track (1219mm) and electrified in 1935. It was modernised in 1977-79 including new Metro-Cammell built trains. 
Now a comprehensive £200M modernisation has come to fruition with the entry into service of the first two of 17 new trains supplied by Stadler on 11 December. 
The four-car aluminium-bodied trains are 39.2m long and collect power at 600 V dc from a third rail. 
Opened on 14 December 1896, it is the third-oldest underground rail transit system in Europe after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro. It is also one of the very few railways in the world with a track running gauge of 4 ft wide. 
Stadler-built train for the Glasgow subway. (Stadler) 
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