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Great British Railway Stations: Glasgow Central

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They are at the beginning and end of the working day for many, railway stations are places millions of people pass through day after day in the UK, but few actually pay attention to their surroundings or give any consideration to the history and development of these magnificent buildings. Even fewer look at the design, engineering and architecture of some of the best public buildings constructed in Britain over the past 200 years. Great British Railway Stations takes a look at a selection of the finest railway stations in the United Kingdom.
Glasgow Central is the larger of the two main-line railway terminals for Glasgow and is credited with being the busiest station outside London, serving over 34 million people a year. Fronted by the Central Hotel on Gordon Street, the station s famous architectural features are the large glass-walled bridge that takes the station building over Argyle Street, nicknamed as the Heilanmans Umbrella by locals, the former ticket offices and train-destination information building was initiated by Railtrack. .The high-level station's facilities were substantially redeveloped in the mid 1980s. In 1998, a five-year renovation programme
British Films, Documentary, Special Interest
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