Mention an underground railway here in the UK and most people will talk about The Tube – aka The London Underground. It’s the oldest and longest system in the world and serves 268 stations, but sadly lacks air-con or a phone signal pretty much everywhere. Up in Glasgow the Glasgow Subway has at least sorted out one problem – a lack of phone signal. Working with o2 they’ll be installing coverage in five locations to allow passengers to call and text in stations and on platforms.
The project will also include the roll-out of WiFi hotspots, so people can browse the internet and use other data services. Although this is fantastic for customers, it seems that only o2 customers will benefit from this. The system will go live in December in the Buchanan Street, St Enoch, Kelvinbridge, Hillhead and Partick stations.
Link – Strathclyde Partnership for Transport