The Clockwork Orange Day Thread (Dec 14)

On the 14th of December 1896 the Glasgow District Subway Company opened the Glasgow Underground Railway. A fare of one penny allowed passengers to travel as far as they wished along the seven-mile route. It’s the third oldest underground metro system in the world, behind the London Underground and the Budapest Metro. Known as the “Clockwork Orange” due to the distinctive orange livery of the train carriages, as well as the route map which can be depicted as a very simple loop.

 

Glasgow_Subway_map

 

A popular drinking game with students and tourists is the “subcrawl”: stopping at each station and having a pint in the nearest public house.

Enjoy your Saturday, everyone!