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£1.5m Brings Free WiFi to Every Arriva Trains Wales Route

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 (8:23 am) - Score 1,299

An investment of £1.5 million by the Welsh Government means that passengers across Wales can now benefit from free WiFi on all Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) services, which has been retrofitted to ATW’s entire fleet including Pacer trains, Class 153’s and the carriages used on the north-south Express.

The WG’s Economy and Transport Secretary, Ken Skates, said: “This rollout should be a real boon to commuters and business users alike. I expect it to make a real contribution to our ambitions for a growing economy with strong businesses in productive regions set out our Prosperity for All Economic Action Plan.”

Importantly, our investment means that Pacer trains, Class 153’s, and the carriages used on our north-south Express all now have free-to-use Wi-Fi for all passengers. These trains amount to almost one-third of the fleet.”

Passengers across the Valley Lines and West Wales – including the Heart of Wales line – will now benefit from this vital connectivity. This is another example of our strong record of investment in the current rail franchise where we continue to fund additional services and capacity across Wales.”

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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3 Responses
  1. Michael says:

    Which MNO/Mobile Network Operator is providing the coverage for the WiFi? Three is the best for coverage in Wales then EE. That’s official from Open Signal reports. Hope it’s one of those two.

    1. Mike says:

      I would expect the system to be at least dual/multi SIM to ensure reliability.

  2. Amanda says:

    About time long as I can connect

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