Now then, this absolutely rocks. WiFi on trains makes a lot of sense.
It’s not necessarily new — indeed I’ve been using WiFi on trains in the UK for quite a while, but only on big trunk routes, not smaller commuter lines.
Here’s the overview thanks to cellular-news:
Translink NI Railways, the Northern Ireland UK state-owned rail operator, is adding free broadband internet on its trains to improve customer service for over 10 million passenger journeys a year. The company said it decided to add Wi-Fi on its services in a bid to encourage more people to switch from private car to rail.
Nomad Digital is the company behind it.
Chaps, could you have a word with Southwest Trains? I use them most days and I’d rather appreciate being able to connect reliably via WiFi whilst on board.