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Glasgow's Clockwork Orange Gets Revamp
I have always been fond of Glasgow's wee underground system that can whisk you from Cowcaddens to the Kelvin Hall or Kinning Park pretty swiftly, with no heavy traffic to contend with. And who can forget that rush of warm air with its distinctive aroma as you approached the subterranean platforms?

The system will be shutting down for a month next summer a part of a 282million facelift.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport are bringing in improvements including driverless trains, new escalators and glass screens on platforms.

They had hoped to keep the network open during the work but now say it will have to close for safety reasons.

Chairman Jim Coleman said: "It's always disappointing when we have to suspend a vital service. However, safety is not something we are prepared to compromise on, and undertaking this vital upgrade when passenger numbers are at their lowest in summer will minimise disruption."

Coleman said SPT would provide other transport by road for passengers but journeys would take "a little longer".

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