That's a good idea, actually, having it in a few major stations. It means you won't get jabbering idiots on the whole underground journey, but you can 'check in' on emails and texts as you go through that station. A bit like on the tube, as you go through an overground bit.
I love the Glasgow subway, just as an entirely geeky aside
Indeed, but I was trying to make it relevant to MR!
It says Wi-Fi too so laptops will work, although with maximum 6 minutes between trains and only 15 minutes to do the circle not sure how much use you'll get out of it!
Also not sure if other mobiles (like my Virgin/T-mobile) will work.
There were talking about introducing mobile coverage (along with FM radio) under the Clyde Tunnel, I tried phoning my pal one day (hands free of course ) and it worked all the way through so maybe there's no need.
Darn - missed it was the glasgow subway - and was wondering if TFL had actually got it's act together and sorted something out. With the long commutes in the london tube, a 3G signal would be very useful.
In NYC there is no service on the trains nor in most of the stations. A few stations have it though I don't think its because the station is wired but rather close enough to the surface to pick up a signal from outside.
I personally hope the subways themselves NEVER get any type of wireless service as I'd have to hear loud-mouthed conversations in very confined spaces my whole trip. Ugh.
Service in the stations would be ok since I could call the boss if my train was heavily delayed.