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Postby james73 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:56 pm

downward_spiral wrote:
Alycidon wrote:Both tunnels originally merged just short of Exhibition Centre Station but I am not sure if part of the Yorkhill tunnel was excavated to form the trackbed of the Eastbound Argyle line from Kelvinahugh Junction to Exhibition Centre.


This is something I've always wondered about. I knew that the Yorkhill section joined onto the GCR section at some point, but was never very sure about exactly where this took place.

My initial thought was that it joined onto the GCR somewhere along the disused Kelvinbridge - Finnieston section, but after walking that line I never found any evidence of a connecting tunnel before it joined onto the live tracks at Finnieston (as is seen in the second image posted by James73).

It makes much more sense that the electrified Partick - Exhibition Centre - Argyle St tunnel section was built atop/amongst the old Yorkhill section.

The pic below shows the current layout. The old Finnieston to Partick Central
(Yorkhill) tunnel is mostly in use, apart from where the new section burrows
in to the Yorkhill portal.

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Postby james73 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:13 pm

From the Evening Times

PLANS for a massive supermarket in Glasgow's west end could hit the
buffers because of a disused railway line.

Shopping giant Tesco wants to build a huge store on vacant land between
Beith Street and the railway line close to the bottom of Byres Road.

The development by the UK's biggest supermarket firm would also include
six blocks of flats to accommodate 1300 students and a leisure centre.
But the scheme has attracted a storm of protest from local people worried
about possible disruption caused by the enormous project.

Now Strathclyde Passenger Transport has warned it may veto the plan as
the development takes in land which could be needed for future rail
expansion.

SPT chairman Alistair Watson said legislation gave the transport authority
the power to veto applications which involved railway land.

He said: "I have asked my officers to look at this development and see
whether or not we might want to retain the route for future light rail use.
SPT will consider very carefully whether we want to protect the line and
we have the statutory power to do that."

Partick councillor Aileen Colleran has been inundated with complaints from
local residents unhappy about having the superstore on their doorsteps.
And today she said she welcomed the investigation being carried out by
SPT: "This is just another reason why this development will not work.

"This is a monster building which will dominate the skyline for miles
around. There is a lot of anxiety in the area about this plan because many
residents think it is a done deal, but it is far from being a done deal."

Ms Colleran started a petition against the Tesco scheme and within an hour
had collected more than 100 signatures from visitors to the Partick farmers
market.

The petition will be presented to members of the city council's planning
committee.

She added: "Another concern about this development is it is on the banks
of the Kelvin and does not respect the natural beauty of the riverside."



::): GIRFUY Tesco.



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Postby Vladimir » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:21 pm

Save it for the railway, theres plenty of other derelict land in the city :? We have no idea how much railways might be needed in the future.
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Postby retired tiger » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:06 pm

Great news as this monstrosity was to be near my hoose :evil:
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Postby yoker brian » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:51 pm

Presumably these future rail expansion plans are already stuffed due to the lowering of the Clydeside Expressway for Glasgow Harbour, which results in the concrete box tunnel under the expressway to be filled in, severing the link for any future rail line between the site Tesco wants and the old L&D alignment past Glasgow Harbour.

In any case, the most recent proposals (on Glasgow Harbour website) show a tram line sticking to the south of the expressway.
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Postby dazed_and_confused » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:14 am

yoker brian wrote:Presumably these future rail expansion plans are already stuffed due to the lowering of the Clydeside Expressway for Glasgow Harbour, which results in the concrete box tunnel under the expressway to be filled in, severing the link for any future rail line between the site Tesco wants and the old L&D alignment past Glasgow Harbour.


Was there a tunnel laid under the Clydeside Expressway when it was built, for use if the rail network ever expanded?
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Postby tommytank » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:17 am

yoker brian wrote:In any case, the most recent proposals (on Glasgow Harbour website) show a tram line sticking to the south of the expressway.


sorry to be a gear grinder, but does anyone have a link to the above site?
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Postby dazed_and_confused » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:20 am

I'm guessing it's just http://www.glasgowharbour.com he means Tommy, but I've not checked it out myself yet.
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Postby retired tiger » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:07 pm

tommytank wrote:
yoker brian wrote:In any case, the most recent proposals (on Glasgow Harbour website) show a tram line sticking to the south of the expressway.


sorry to be a gear grinder, but does anyone have a link to the above site?


The Harbour web site does show a rail/tram link to the station at the SECC, running south of the Expressway.
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Postby tommytank » Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:28 pm

does anyone have any pictures of partic central when it was in use they could stick up?
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Postby james73 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:28 pm

tommytank wrote:does anyone have any pictures of partic central when it was in use they could stick up?

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1969, out of passenger use
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Postby Squigster » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:11 pm

James, thats a great picture from 1955.

Looking at the site now, i didn`t fully appreciate how industrialised the area was
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Postby Timchilli » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:19 pm

Although I'm not in favour of the upcoming constructions on the site, I must say that I won't weep for the loss of the scrap yard buildings. They were nothing but a haven for Buckie drinking yobs and dossers.

I'd be interested to see if any remains of Partick "castle" are upturned during the next few months. I won't hold my breath.

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Postby vinny » Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:27 pm

downward_spiral wrote:It's not the most interesting building in the world, but worth a look if you're in the area.

I've uploaded some images of it to d.s, including some of the (far more interesting) adjoining Yorkhill railway tunnel:

http://downward-spiral.co.uk/yorkhill/

Cheers,

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The link doesn't work for me. Can you post some of the yorkhill pics here?
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Postby Ally Doll » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:52 pm

Some pictures I took today, after following some Tesco grafitti...

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What's the story with the Auction sign? How long ago was it an auction place?
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