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Postby glasgowtrucker » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:36 pm

hello iam new to this exploring.iam hoping someone can help.iam looking for clear directions to the botanic gardens train station gain.any help would be great,please feel free to pm me
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby BillM » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:13 pm

Go in the gate at the corner of Great Western Road and Queen Margaret drive and turn immediately left. Where this path joins another one turn left again, then right. It's now just on your left. But I don't think you'll find it easy to get down to.
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby Josef » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:32 pm

BillM wrote:Go in the gate at the corner of Great Western Road and Queen Margaret drive and turn immediately left. Where this path joins another one turn left again, then right. It's now just on your left. But I don't think you'll find it easy to get down to.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=glasgow ... 2&t=h&z=20


Oh, it's easy enough to get down to, Bill. It's the getting through the security fence that you'll find awkward.


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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby Mark N » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:35 pm

This is what you're looking for:

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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby BillM » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:33 pm

An interesting point about this station. For a few years from 1989 onwards BBC Scotland did a lunchtime live programme from the Botanic Gardens every weekday during the summer (which was broadcast all over the UK) called "The Garden Party." They used this station as a performance venue, with a stage being built across and between the platforms at the western end. For safety reasons, temporary scaffolding staircase was built from the gardens down to the platform level - and kept guarded 24 hours a day!
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby expansionlink » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:12 pm

About 47years ago, when I was a pupil at Hillhead primary school, we used to clamber through the undergrowth and see the underground trains as they roared into the botanic gardens train station. Great fun!
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby jamesbrownontheroad » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:05 am

Walking through across the Kelvin just below Great Western Road yesterday lunchtime, we noticed that the large iron gates that block the eastern portal of the tunnel to Botanic Gardens were (eeeeee) open and unlocked. I've never ventured in, and sadly we were already late for an engagement. Was someone on this forum having a Sunday excursion? :D
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby Gareeh » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:21 pm

just an update - went today - entrance completely blocked by a 12-14ft sheet of metal, locked closed. so unless you take a ladder or try some pole vaulting this post will save a pointless visit. i was quite disappointed. looks fairly new too :(

i mean the block looks new.
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby mrsam » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:41 pm

Gareeh wrote:just an update - went today - entrance completely blocked by a 12-14ft sheet of metal, locked closed. so unless you take a ladder or try some pole vaulting this post will save a pointless visit. i was quite disappointed. looks fairly new too :(

i mean the block looks new.

I assume this was at kelvinbridge. Have you tried the other eterance....

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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby Gareeh » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:31 pm

mrsam wrote:
Gareeh wrote:just an update - went today - entrance completely blocked by a 12-14ft sheet of metal, locked closed. so unless you take a ladder or try some pole vaulting this post will save a pointless visit. i was quite disappointed. looks fairly new too :(

i mean the block looks new.

I assume this was at kelvinbridge. Have you tried the other eterance....

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this was the ford road entrance, there is another entrance? my pal phoned a friend who had been in and she said the entrance she went in had a restaurant about it? i kinda would like to go back if there is another entrance.

edit: i've seen some videos of people going in. pretty sure it's the same site, just they've taken down the feeble sort of metal fencing that was there and replace it with a metal sheet.
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby mrsam » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:31 pm

Gareeh, are you on about the heavily sealed entrance at Kelvinbridge (with painted sheets of metal)? There is another entrance with metal palisade fencing by the kelvindale end of the botanic gardens. Search a map online or PM me for more details

The entrance you want looks like this....
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The entrance that I used was at Ford road and looked like the above picture. There is another entrance but is was a solid sheet of metal and well secured
I Might have to check this out properly
Oh BTW there are other tunnels in glasgow, some are open as well


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P.S. last time I went it was securely locked, would love to know if it is now open...
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby Gareeh » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:55 pm

it was pretty much right beside the river.

if that helps haha. also as i said, it looked damn new, and if you walk to the other side their is a graffitied wall.

edit: don't know why i'm talking, i took pics. two seconds..
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby mrsam » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:09 pm

Gareeh wrote:it was pretty much right beside the river.

if that helps haha. also as i said, it looked damn new, and if you walk to the other side their is a graffitied wall.

edit: don't know why i'm talking, i took pics. two seconds..


Sounds like its trussed up well then you will just have to find some others ...

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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby Gareeh » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:22 pm

http://i51.tinypic.com/qwytfb.jpg

i'm really not sure now.
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Re: botanic gardens train station

Postby mrsam » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:26 pm

http://i51.tinypic.com/qwytfb.jpg

This the former open enterance now firmly locked and is the same as my picture.
The other enterance is also well sealed and is by Kelvinbridge underground station.

Have you tried / found any other tunnels

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