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Written by Robert Clarke - 03 Aug 2007
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Location notes
One of two stations in Glasgow, allowing interchange between Glasgow Subway, and Scotrail North Clyde Electrics (Buchanan Street / Glasgow Queen Street being the other).

The station is relatively modern, dating from 1980, and the subway stations replaces Merkland street. It was closed in May 1977, when the subway closed for modernisation, and replaced by the Partick station we have today. The present station building sits almost exactly on the site of the old Merkland Street station.
Merkland Street is located in north west Glasgow.
Railway type and traffic
The easy bit is the subway, which consists of three car trains. These will either be two driving cars sandwiching a trailer, or three motor cars, two facing one direction, the third facing the opposite. The subway is two circles, and inner and an outer.
The NR lines above play host to various First Scotrail EMUs on North Clyde electrics.
There is no freight.
Located in north west Glasgow, Partick is a sort of inner city location. try and avoid the area after dark, and avoid football colours of any sort; this station is in the middle of the Glasgow Rangers FC and Partick Thistle FC catchment area!

For a brief detail of the old Merkland Street station, visit the page on the Disused stations website.
Road directions
In Glasgow, follow signs for Clydeside Express way (SECC). Once on it, keep following signs for Partick. Once there, head to Dumbarton Road. And Merkland Street is located off Dumbarton Road.

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Partick Station map co-ordinates
There is a car park in the Morrisons supermarket, next to the station. However, train and subway services are frequent to reach this location easily.
Public transport
The station is well served:
First Scotrail
SPT bus
First Glasgow Subway

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Morrisons supermarket, next to the station, has facilities. Glasgow city centre is 10 minutes away on the train or subway.
Visit can advise. Glasgow is a popular tourist spot, so there will be a large supply of accommodation. Alternatively, stay somewhere else, such as Edinburgh, and come through on the train (every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday).
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Partick Station

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Partick Station general view map
Partick Station close up map

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Partick Station

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Photographic notes
Two tips. Firstly, do not use flash photography on the subway. Secondly, do not use tripod equipment. The Scotrail platforms can only be reached by escalators.
The station is sort of on an east west axis, so the sun will be on the east in the morning, west in the late afternoon/early evening.

One last tip, as the subway serves Ibrox, look at the SPT subway page to find out match days. On such days when Glasgow Rangers FC are at home, Partick station will be even busier.

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

Fig 1 - Looking north west

The train is passing the old westbound platform of the now closed Partick Hill station (closed 1980 and replaced by Partick).

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 4 - Looking up the underground platform

Fig 4 - Looking up the underground platform

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