The Wifi coverage will be available on the concourses, platforms, forecourts, taxi ranks and mezzanines, and once a passenger has logged in will automatically connect when they arrive at any of Network Rail’s 19 managed stations throughout the UK.
In a bid to celebrate the new WiFi facility at Waterloo station, Network Rail organised an Xbox gaming event which saw passengers and passers-by compete to win Xbox prizes against customers and members of the public at Glasgow Central station playing live using the station’s new Wifi.
Passengers had a great time playing the motorsport game Forza with live footage of each player streamed using webcams and a live leaderboard that displayed the top scores between Waterloo and Glasgow Central stations. The event finished with an exciting 10-10 draw although Waterloo did achieve the two fastest times.
Cem Davis, Station Manager, Network Rail, said:
“Our passengers have told us consistently through our surveys that free WiFi would be the key improvement they would like to see, and we’ve listened.
“We are committed to doing everything we can to make sure the station experience is as smooth and enjoyable as it can be for all our passengers, colleagues and station users, especially as we welcome more people back to the railway, and providing free WiFi is a key part of that.”