"Pollockshields East station for Tramway"

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  1. railboy

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    This afternoon at Glasgow Central I saw on the departure screen this message and wondered why it was posted when there are no trams in Glasgow? I am very puzzled. I attach a photo of the departure board in question.
     

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  2. NotATrainspott

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    http://www.tramway.org/Pages/home.aspx

    It's the Tramway theatre, which is based in a former tram depot.
     
  3. Glenmutchkin

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    From 1964 to 1987 the ex Tramways depot that is now the theatre was the site for the Glasgow Museum of Transport. A wonderful place.
     
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    With all four permutations of Pollokshields and Pollokshaws East and West available, it wouldn't be too surprising if visitors were confused!
     
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    Station with a grizzly past.
    Two railway workers were shot and killed there in December 1945.
    The murderer owned up about a year later and was freed in 1955.
     
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    Was the murderer a bear? ;)
     
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    Nice to see 'Pollokshields' correctly spelt, without a 'c'.
     
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    Trams haven't run in Glasgow since 1988.

    The nearest trams can be found at Coatbridge.
     
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    ... at a heritage park running a few hundred metres as a tourist attraction.

    The nearest trams in any sort of useful public service are in Edinburgh.
     
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    According to Wikipedia there is at least one tram on static display in the Riverside Museum.
     
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    Yes. It was re-opened as The Tramway Theatre for Glasgow's year as City of Culture which I seem to remember was in 1990.

    That leaves a couple of years of its history unexplained (after the City's tram services were all withdrawn). I'll guess that it remained empty and unused until the conversion into the Museum begun, does anyone know of any other uses during those years?
     
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    The Glasgow tramway finally closed at the end of 1962. The Coplawhill building had been the main workshops to the end, after closure it was converted to the museum. It was a nice compact place with plenty of rolling stock.

    In 1987 it was closed and the exhibits moved to a corner of the old Kelvin Hall. I believe a number of the museum trams were those reactivated for the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, and ran on an exhibition line there. I'm not sure everything from the old museum made it across.

    In recent years large funds were spent on a new building again for the museum, down by the river. It's in the middle of nowhere, and visiting it after a long walk from the nearest station at Partick I felt that once again the number of exhibits had been reduced. Of course, all super-trendy architecture and the building must have cost a bomb. Shame about the exhibits. I'm afraid that over time it's gone from a nice little place run by a handful of dedicated staff (it was one of very few places in Glasgow actually open on a winter's Sunday afternoon in the 1970s) to a big museum full of professional "curators and interpreters" who don't know one end of a locomotive (or tramcar) from the other.

    I went to all three over the years.
     
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    I preferred when the museum was in the Kelvin Hall where you could see into the upper decks of the trams from elevated walkways and the large open square space meant you could move around easily and appreciate the scale of the trams and locomotives. The shape of the new museum, the way it curves and flows, means you don't get the same perspectives. It feels like a lot of the exhibits are crushed together. You can't see inside most of the cars either as someone had the bright idea of sticking them high up on a wall.
     
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    I've no idea which one of the Glasgow football teams he supported.

    :D
     
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    It cost £74 million in total, with Glasgow City Council & the Heritage Lottery Fund jointly contributing £69 million, with the remaining £5 million being raised by The Riverside Museum Appeal.
    With all the money that was spent, you'd think the pedestrian links to/from Partick would be better...
     
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    Like! Ha ha :lol:
     
  18. clc

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    They could do with running a shuttle bus: Partick Station - Riverside Museum - SECC/Hydro - Science Centre.
     
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    well they have the 100 Riversider shuttle bus that runs from George Square in the city centre just across from Queen St station and passing by Central station as well on route at every 20 mins during the day i think
     
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    Glasgow Citybus operate the service on behalf of SPT & Glasgow City Council, mainly utilizing electric powered Solos.

    Here's the route map and timetable:
    http://www.glasgowcitybus.co.uk/pdf/Service 100 Riversider 27 Oct 2014.pdf
     
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