Virgin Trains to Offer Free Wi-Fi Along its Railway Routes
Published on: 23rd Jun 2014
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UK based railway operator, Virgin Trains has pledged to offer free WI Fi in its trains as part of its franchise renewal agreement.
In a statement, the company said that all 76 of its Pendolino and Super Voyager trains will be equipped with "superfast WiFi", which Network Rail intends to support by providing track-side infrastructure.
The company said that this would be the first major intercity deployment of 4G technology on the UK rail network and provide free WiFi to all customers.
It didn't elaborate on how fast its "superfast" service would expect to be, nor when it would be made available to customers though.
The new West Coast franchise will run until March 2017.