A subway carriage from the 1980s has been moved into its new home at a Glasgow transport museum.

Car 128 has carried millions of passengers since the opening of the modernised Glasgow Subway system in April 1980.

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In its retirement, the driver’s end carriage weighing around 12 tonnes, will be on display in the centre of the Riverside Museum, below the popular bicycle velodrome.

Attendees will be able to visit the exciting piece of Glasgow's history from Friday. 

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The carriage has for some time been earmarked for a new home at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, which houses the city’s outstanding transport and technology collections.

The museum was the first, back in 2016, to answer the call for new homes for Glasgow Subway’s iconic orange carriages, and SPT has been delighted to work closely with the Riverside team to arrange for Car 128 to be preserved properly and put on display.

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Stephen Dornan, SPT chair, said: “We are in no doubt as to the importance of these carriages to the transport history of Glasgow, so it is only right and fitting that one should go to Riverside where it can go on display for visitors from the city, and much further afield, to enjoy.

“The legacy fleet has seen many long years of service and some carriages were well beyond their last legs. But as we have been working with the museum for some time to discuss the handover, safe transportation, and future preservation of Car 128, we’ve been able to ensure the best train available is being donated to the museum where, hopefully, it will be seen for many more years to come.”

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John Messner, curator, transport and technology, at Riverside Museum added: “For 44 years Car 128 has been a vital part of the city’s transport infrastructure. The new trains became local icons from the moment they were introduced in 1980.

“The ‘Clockwork Orange’ trains – as they quickly were nicknamed – hold fond memories for many Glaswegians as well as visitors to the city, and Glasgow Life Museums are proud to have been able to preserve one of these beloved carriages with the help of the team at SPT, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.”

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Car 128 will be the fourth Glasgow Subway carriage in Glasgow Life Museums collections, joining three others from the original fleet, which was in service from 1896 to 1977.

To find out more information about the Riverside Museum, click HERE