Friday, December 05, 2014

Legends Will Rise

The IPC Swimming World Championships are coming to Glasgow in July 2015 and we have an exclusive ticket offer just for you!

See the world’s best male & female para-swimmers in action across 7 days of exciting competition at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. The event follows the huge success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, whose swimming events were held in the same pool. It’s the largest disability swimming championships outside of the Paralympic Games and serves as a qualifying opportunity for Rio 2016.

Book your tickets before 15 December and you will qualify for a 15% discount off Adult and Concession tickets. Why not bring the family as all Under-16s go free?

There are also special Day and Weekend Pass prices, and if you are planning on attending all 7 days of the event then the Competition Pass will give you the Heats absolutely free!

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GLASGOW 2015 WEBSITE

 

THE VENUE

All the drama will be played out at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. The venue was extensively refurbished and extended for the recent Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The existing 50 metre, 10-lane pool has been joined by a new 50m, six-lane warm-up and training pool, ensuring world-class facilities for the Championships.

 

GETTING TO THE VENUE FROM THE CITY CENTRE

The Tollcross International Swimming Centre is located approximately 3.3 miles to the east of Glasgow’s city centre, on the north bank of the River Clyde. It is well served by Public transport from Glasgow City Centre and can be reached by train and bus.

Getting to the venue from the city centre

Details of local transport arrangements for Tollcross International Swimming Centre are set out below. 

Travelling by rail – city centre to nearby stations in 10 minutes

Carntyne Train Station is 20 minutes’ walk from Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

From Glasgow city centre:

Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Carntyne, heading for Airdrie/Edinburgh. Travel time is 10 minutes.

From the Dunbartonshire/North Clyde area:

Join services from Helensburgh / Milngavie / Balloch heading towards Airdrie / Edinburgh.

From the east/Edinburgh:

Join services from Edinburgh/ Airdrie heading towards Helensburgh /Balloch / Milngavie.

For full details of services, please go to scotrail.co.uk.

Travelling by bus – city to venue in 20 minutes

The Tollcross International Swimming Centre is well served by multiple bus routes with several bus stops in close proximity to the venue.

From Glasgow City Centre Argyle St, before Buchanan St take First Bus services 61, 240 and 255 to the stop at Tollcross Road at Tollcross Park, approximately four minutes’ walk to the venue.

Also take First Bus services 2, 60 and 60A to the stop in Shettleston Rd before at Wellshot Road, approximately 10 minutes’ walk to the venue.

For travel from other areas of greater Glasgow, First Bus services 8 and 46 stop on Shettleston Rd at Wellshot Road and service 64 stops on Braidfauld St near Tollcross Road, approximately between three and 10 minutes respectively, to walk to the venue.

Why not cycle? It’s only 19 minutes from the city centre

The Tollcross International Swimming Centre is a 19 minute cycle from the city centre.

The recommended cycle route is as follows:

Turn right onto George St - Continue onto Duke St - Turn left onto Shettleston Rd - Turn right onto Edrom St - Turn right onto Elvan St - Turn left onto Anstruther St - Continue forward into Tollcross Park - Proposed cycle parking on right.

Cycle Parking facilities will be available at Tollcross Park in close proximity to spectators’ entrance. 

Walking to the venue in just over an hour
The 3.3 mile journey takes approximately one hour and 10 minutes.

The recommended route is as follows:

Head south on George Square toward Cochrane St - Continue onto South Frederick St - Turn left onto Ingram St - Turn right onto Candleriggs - Turn left onto Bell St - Turn right onto Little Dovehill - Turn left onto Gallowgate - Slight left to stay on Gallowgate - Go through one roundabout - Continue onto Tollcross Rd - Turn left into Tollcross Park - Turn left – Turn right – Pedestrian Screening Area (PSA)/Entrance on right.

Leave your car behind!
Please do not drive to the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. There are no parking facilities at or in the vicinity of the venue. Parking around the venue is strictly reserved for residents and local businesses only.

Blue Badge holders should visit here to book parking.

So leave your car behind and make use of the many other transport options available.

To plan your journey click here

 

 

THE CITY

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is a stylish, exciting and welcoming place to visit at any time.

The city has world-class art galleries and museums, many of which offer free admission, and showcase Glasgow’s cultural heritage. It is home to a unique design and style – the fantastic Art Nouveau architecture of Glasgow native Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is visible throughout the city.       

Glasgow is the perfect place to indulge in a little retail therapy. You can find high street favourites, malls and popular department stores on the city’s Style Mile.

There are plenty of fantastic restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs to discover in Glasgow with every taste catered for from traditional Scottish fare to exceptional Indian, Italian and Thai.

To find out more about what’s happening in Glasgow click here

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