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uk train

23rd February, 2016 (13 Comments)

The High Speed Rail Committee has published its final report and called on the Government’s expensive High Speed Two (HS2) project, which aims to build a new rail link between London and the Midlands, to do more to improve broadband connectivity along the route.

chiltern_railways_wifi

9th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

Commuters travelling on trains that belong to Chiltern Railways, which runs between various locations around London, Birmingham, Aylesbury and Oxford, may be pleased to learn that the operator has teamed up with EE to deliver “continuous” on-board WiFi connectivity.. “even through tunnels“.

uk train

12th June, 2015 (3 Comments)

Mobile reception when on-board one of the United Kingdom’s many train services is, more often than not, a mixed bag where patches of good reception can quickly evaporate into nothing to interrupt your entertainment or work flow. As such the Department for Transport has launched a new consultation with the aim of finding a solution.

uk train

11th February, 2015 (7 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today announced the launch of a new scheme that will see the Department for Transport facilitating a £47.8m roll-out of free wireless Internet (wifi) connectivity on trains across England and Wales by 2017. Other parts of the UK are also being encouraged to do the same.

northern_rail

28th January, 2015 (12 Comments)

Commuters travelling on Northern Rail’s trains from Leeds and Bradford (England) can now access free on-board wireless Internet (WiFi) connectivity thanks to a new scheme that has been funded by £750,000 from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme. This appears to be the first on-train scheme that BDUK has funded.

high speed uk train

21st November, 2014 (2 Comments)

A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“.

wifi wireless internet access

4th November, 2014 (0 Comments)

Commuters travelling to and from London St Pancras on East Midlands Trains will be pleased to know that a new £200,000 upgrade deal with Nomad Digital should result in significantly improved on-board WiFi Internet connectivity.

trains_virgin

20th October, 2014 (0 Comments)

Commuters travelling on Virgin Trains in the United Kingdom look set to benefit from faster on-board WiFi wireless Internet connectivity after Nomad Digital announced a new deal to deploy a fleet-wide upgrade on 76 of the operators (56 Pendolinos and 20 Super Voyager) trains.

uk train

15th September, 2014 (1 Comment)

People travelling on the South West Trains service in England, specifically those who use the main line route from London Waterloo to Weymouth and Portsmouth, will from today be able to make use of a new on-board FREE wireless Internet (WiFi Hotspot) service, just so long as it’s one of the operators Class 444 Desiro electric trains.

uk train

7th July, 2014 (1 Comment)

In an odd twist the Government’s Department for Transport has said that a multi-million pound fine, which is being imposed upon state-owned Network Rail for missing performance targets (the penalty could be worth up to £70m), will be used to help fund a £90m investment into rolling out free superfast wifi Internet access on the busiest train routes.

virgin_trains_uk1

19th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Virgin Trains has today pledged to provide free “superfast” WiFi wireless Internet access “for all customers” after signing a major new deal for the West Coast franchise with the Government’s Department for Transport (DfT), which will run from 22nd June 2014 until March 2017.

st_pancras_railway_wifi1

14th June, 2014 (13 Comments)

Commuters passing through St Pancras railway station, which is part of the 108-kilometre long High Speed 1 route (Channel Tunnel Rail Link), can now get online thanks to the launch of a new free WiFi wireless Internet service that’s claimed to be “ten times faster than the average home or office broadband“. But unfortunately there’s a catch.

channel tunnel link between uk and france

6th May, 2014 (6 Comments)

Eurotunnel has today confirmed that Le Shuttle and High Speed Train commuters travelling along the Channel Tunnel (North Tunnel) route, which links the UK to France, can now access 2G and 3G based mobile phone and mobile broadband connectivity via EE and Vodafone (O2 will soon follow) thanks to a new fibre optic based GSP-P retransmission system. 4G is coming soon.

30th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has reported that new registrations to its public WiFi hotspot service at 137 London Underground Tube stations were up by 50% yesterday as commuters navigated their way around the capital during the strike.

25th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has announced that a further 6 London Underground Train/Tube Stations will join its related network of public wireless Internet (WiFi) hotspots tomorrow, which raises their total coverage to 137 stations (up from 131 in February 2014). More are also due to be added to the network by the end of this summer.

20th February, 2014 (1 Comment)

Virgin Media has announced that a further ten London underground tube stations (total of 131) have just been added to their public wireless internet (wifi) hotspot service.

11th December, 2013 (2 Comments)

Rail operator First Great Western (FGW), which has already made a free wireless internet service available at 23 stations across the United Kingdom via The Cloud (BSkyB), has announced that it’s working with Nomad Digital to ensure that all 53 of their High Speed Trains and Night Riviera trains are also fitted with WiFi.

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