Network Rail has announced that new free and unlimited Wifi is being rolled out at some of the busiest railway stations on the network.
London Euston, Victoria and London Bridge stations have already gone live with the new service, which was announced last year.
Railway stations at Waterloo and Paddington should join the new service by January next year.
The rollout will continue next year with the service being available in all the major Network Rail station by the end of next year.
The rollout is part of Network Rails plans to put passengers first. The new service uses the latest technology (WiFi 6) and allows seamless connectivity with a single sign-on at all stations.
Network Rail chief executive, Andrew Haines, said: “Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to work hard to improve the station experience for our passengers. Now more than ever, we appreciate just how important it is to have free Wi-Fi, with people working more flexibly and needing to make the best use of their journey time.
Our new, unlimited WiFi service is now available in Euston, London Bridge and Victoria – helping over 150 million passengers stay connected every year – and will be in our 19 biggest stations by the end of 2021.”
Steve Dalton, Managing Director Transport, telent technology services, said: “Telent is delighted to see free WiFi being rolled out in stations. People want – and need – to stay connected, and we’re proud to be supporting Network Rail’s initiative to deliver an enhanced passenger experience. Continuing our successful and valued partnership with Network Rail is important to us, and we look forward to seeing the world-class service WiFi roll out across more stations in the UK.”
Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris, said: “This hugely welcome initiative from Network Rail makes stations better for passengers, enabling them to work, shop and talk to friends and family as they use the station and board trains.
Passengers are always at the front and centre of our plans as we build the railway of tomorrow. I look forward to this free service being made available to even more people when it is rolled out further next year.”
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