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Scottish rail line ScotRail announces plans to roll out Wi-Fi on 59 trains in 2013

Excerpt from Ubergizmo

Dec 18, 2012 1:51 am

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Business travelers are coming to expect Wi-Fi on all transportation providers, but during the roll-out stage on both trains and planes it’s still a guessing game whether you’ll be able to connect.

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A Glasgow-bound Scotrail train on the crossing at Forteviot, Scotland. Brian M. Forbes / Flickr.com


If you’re living in Scotland you might be interested to learn that ScotRail has announced their plans to deploy free Wi-Fi on all 59 of ScotRail’s “class 170” trains…

This isn’t completely news as four class 170 trains have already been fitted with Wi-Fi a few months ago as a trial, but we guess the concept was welcomed by passengers which could explain their plans to roll out free WiFi en masse.

This sounds like a pretty good idea, especially for passengers who experience the frustration when travelling underground that cellphone reception, let alone data coverage, is less than stellar.

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