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Commuters in Glasgow could be checking emails on their way to the office with the news that O2 will be taking mobile broadband underground.

The Scottish city's subway service is set enjoy 3G connectivity after a deal was reached between O2 and the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Five of the busiest stations at Buchanan Street, St Enoch, Kelvinbridge, Hillhead and Partick will enjoy the new service, which is set to go live in December of this year.

Wi-Fi connectivity will also be made available to those passing through the specified stations.

Gordon Maclennan, assistant chief executive (Operations) of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, said: "This has been sometime in the planning but I’m delighted that we can offer this service to our passengers in time for Christmas.

"Accessibility and connectivity are key parts of our continuous Subway modernisation programme."

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