Glasgow Subway stations

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Hi Folks :D

I've noticed that all stations that I have seen recently that much of the ceilings has been removed. Also, on island platform stations, some of the panels were removed.

The system is supposed to be modernised, some stations only received new tiles for the floor, walkway and tunnel walls, plus new ceilings, but panels were unchanged with some removed.

Is this really progress?

Here is a picture of evidence:
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It is called progress. You can't do all the station work in one go. Go back in a month and see how it looks, if it's worse something is wrong.
 

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I know it's no small job, but considering most of the work is cosmetic, I'm shocked that 9 years after work started, it still isn't complete...
 

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I suppose it's a bit difficult to do things whilst trains are running. So limited to a few hours at night.
And it's going to take time to get materials and equipment down to platform level. And time to clear it all away again before trains start running in the morning.
Realistically, you're not going to get more than a few hours of actual work down each night. A lot of time will be used up getting ready and packing away.
 
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I suppose it's a bit difficult to do things whilst trains are running. So limited to a few hours at night.
And it's going to take time to get materials and equipment down to platform level. And time to clear it all away again before trains start running in the morning.
Realistically, you're not going to get more than a few hours of actual work down each night. A lot of time will be used up getting ready and packing away.
Apart from Sunday’s when you can get around 12 hours - if they still finish at 1800 on a Sunday that is.
 

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I know it's no small job, but considering most of the work is cosmetic, I'm shocked that 9 years after work started, it still isn't complete...
Remember, the last time the system was upgraded they shut the system down for a few years. They didn't have that option this time so the only time they can do any work is when the trains aren't running.
 

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I know it's no small job, but considering most of the work is cosmetic, I'm shocked that 9 years after work started, it still isn't complete...
I'm still waiting on the extension we were told would be in place by the time the Commonwealth Games were held.
 

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They could always close one line on a Sunday one week and the other one the next Sunday, it would cause problems getting to chapel for some.
 

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They could always close one line on a Sunday one week and the other one the next Sunday, it would cause problems getting to chapel for some.
You can't modernise the stations when you still have once circle running, folk need to access the stations,
 

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They could always close one line on a Sunday one week and the other one the next Sunday, it would cause problems getting to chapel for some.
You can't modernise the stations when you still have once circle running, folk need to access the stations,
That would be a problem! All they could do is close the station and one line and the same the next week on the other line. It would cause disruption but the work could be done quicker.
 

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That would be a problem! All they could do is close the station and one line and the same the next week on the other line. It would cause disruption but the work could be done quicker.
many of the stations are island platforms and it'd be impossible to work on one line while the other was in use
As I mentioned you would have to close the station and one line (that would be for the whole underground) but it "could" work out quicker, as you could work on that side of the line from close of the line on Saturday night until the opening of the line on Monday morning. Rather than just close on Saturday night until opening on Sunday morning. Approx. 30 hours 4 hours set up 22 hours work time and 4 hours strip down time (or approx. 4, 8 hour shifts).
Can I please ask why it would be impossible to work on one side of the station (island platform) when the other line was in use, if the station was closed to passengers?
 

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Can I please ask why it would be impossible to work on one side of the station (island platform) when the other line was in use, if the station was closed to passengers?
The island platforms aren't that wide, probably 12-15 feet at their widest, I don't think Health and Safety would allow stuff like hotworks for track maintenance so close to an operating line/ platform.

Some of the photos on this Google search will give you an idea of the size of the platforms
https://www.google.com/search?q=gla...hUKEwiUp9DkzoDoAhXNRhUIHRm-C28Q_AUoAnoECA4QBA
 

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I am hoping that when the system goes UTO, it's opening hours can be extended.

The Copenhagen Metro is a brilliant example of a UTO system.
 

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The island platforms aren't that wide, probably 12-15 feet at their widest, I don't think Health and Safety would allow stuff like hotworks for track maintenance so close to an operating line/ platform.
If by hotworks your referring to the welding of the rails it could be carried out as the station would be closed to passengers. As you have mentioned H & S. The risk assessment must have been done for the island platforms, taking into account the people using them are not railway personnel.

The main thing that was been discussed was the referb of the stations not track works.

Yes I have been on the Glasgow subway and think of it as a very large train set that makes money.
 

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