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Free WiFi on First Great Western trains by next year

By WBCraig  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

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WiFi coming to First Great Western trains. Picture creidt: Joshua Brown

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RAIL passengers onboard First Great Western trains will soon be able to browse the internet for free while travelling in and out of Cornwall.

The rail company has pledged to is introduce free WiFi on board 53 of its trains – the high speed train fleet and night Riviera Sleeper services – by the end of next year, in an agreement with Nomad Digital.

Work on fitting the high speed trains with WiFi will start in May 2014, with full completion due by the end of the year.

WiFi on the two daily Night Riviera services will be available by June 2014.

First Great Western Managing Director Mark Hopwood said: “We have trialled WiFi on board our fleet of Class 180 trains, serving the north Cotswolds, and it has been very well received by customers.

“I am delighted that we are able to extend this free service, and within the next year all high speed and Sleeper fleet customers will be able to read their emails, browse the web, or simply catch up with friends while on the move.”

WiFi is currently available at a number of First Great Western stations through the public provider The Cloud.

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