St Enoch subway station

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St Enoch
Glasgow Subway
St. Enoch subway station interior.jpg
LocationSt. Enoch Square, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates55°51′25″N 4°15′21″W / 55.85694°N 4.25583°W / 55.85694; -4.25583Coordinates: 55°51′25″N 4°15′21″W / 55.85694°N 4.25583°W / 55.85694; -4.25583
Operated bySPT
Platforms2
ConnectionsNational Rail Glasgow Central
National Rail Argyle Street
Construction
Structure typeunderground
Other information
Fare zoneG
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1.986 million annually[1]

St Enoch subway station is a station on the Glasgow Subway in Scotland. It is located north of the River Clyde in Glasgow city centre. Although it does not have direct interchange with the main line railway, it is located approximately halfway between Glasgow Central station and Argyle Street railway station, within a few minutes' walk to both. The station itself is accessible via St Enoch Square.

Usage of the entire subway in 2007/08 was 14.45 million passengers, increased from 13.14 million in 2005/06.[2]

Original building[edit]

Flemish Renaissance style original building
The former station building, now converted into a café, with the St Enoch Centre in the background.

Above ground, the original station building housed both a booking office and the headquarters of the original Glasgow District Subway Railway Company. This was (and is) the subway's most distinctive building - an ornate, Flemish Renaissance, late Victorian red sandstone structure; designed by James Miller in 1896. It still stands - it was carefully preserved during the modernisation of the subway in 1977, even being jacked up in the air for a while, during reconstruction of the subsurface platforms.

Old-style (pre-2010s) St Enoch station entrance

The building was no longer used as a ticket office following the 1977-1980 modernisation; it became a travel information centre by SPT. The building became disused with the Travel Centre facilities being moved to the underground ticket hall in 2008. In December 2009, a Caffè Nero coffee shop was established in the building. It is now protected as a category A listed building.[3]

New building[edit]

The adjacent former St Enoch railway station remained open until 1966, until it was closed during the Beeching Axe. Thereafter it was used as a car park until it was demolished and replaced by the St Enoch Centre in the late 1980s.

Refurbishment (2010s)[edit]

The new glass canopy entrance at the north side of St Enoch Square

As part of the wider refurbishment of the city's subway, St Enoch station received new glass canopies for each entrance, and an overhaul of the ticket hall.

Past passenger numbers[edit]

  • 2011/12: 1.857 million annually[4]
Preceding station   Strathclyde Partnership for Transport   Following station
Buchanan Street   Glasgow Subway   Bridge Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Request for some usage statistics". Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019 – via WhatDoTheyKnow.
  2. ^ "SPT Annual Report 2007/08" (PDF). Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  3. ^ "St Enoch Square Travel Centre, Formerly St Enoch Underground Station". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Freedom of Information request: Subway station patronage - 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012". Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2019 – via WhatDoTheyKnow.