Scottish Railway Wi-Fi Network Hits 6-Figure User Numbers in One Month
These trains are used on lines serving Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Perth, Inverness and Stirling - and carry more than 13 million passengers a year.
The system is providing speeds of more than 3Mbps on 72% of the Edinburgh-Glasgow line, and more than 1Mbps on 89% of the route.
ScotRail managing director Steve Montgomery said: "It's great to see such huge demand for the new Wi-Fi service."
"We're determined to keep building upon this success and are using new software to help share bandwidth more fairly, giving users faster, more reliable connectivity."
ScotRail also announced that it has rolled out a range of upgrades to the mobile Wi-Fi on its trains, including:
- Improved software making it easier to share connectivity among passengers
- The use of faster 4G networks near Glasgow and Edinburgh - with more 4G systems expected to be launched by operators in the coming months
- Extra controls to block users accessing heavy bandwidth sites which would limit other passengers' ability to use the system.
Mobile Wi-Fi collates the best signal from all mobile operators and splits it into a consistent, simultaneous broadband connection for passengers.