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Wi-fi on trains

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 2 Jan 2008.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Have to say that NXEC's (formerly GNER) decision to have free wi-fi on their trains for all passengers really cuts down on hideous travelling time (and is not too slow, either) - do any other uk train companies offer free wi-fi on their trains?
     
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Excellent decision. AFAIK before a lot of the franchises changed no one did.
     
  3. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    It would make sense for Virgin to do it now their brand is attached to the former NTL/Telewest and of course Virgin Mobile.

    I tell you what though, I was heading up to Waterloo recently with my laptop and I set it to scan for Wifi networks - my god they were scrolling up the screen so fast it wasn't true. Some of them were open, although I'm not sure you'd get connected before you'd whizzed past and out of range.
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Cross Country Trains (the Arriva arm that have taken over the Virgin Cross Country and Central Trains franchises) have said that they plan to fit it to their trains.
     
  5. Might as well give punters something to do on trains whilst they are waiting for platforms/ points/ red signals/ leaves on line... put the ticket prices up as well - for the improved facilities. ;) Wi fi on platforms would be an even better idea!
     
  6. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    Great Western doesn't....we've only just joined the public use electrical socket bandwagon!!