First ScotRail to roll out wifi in stations

First ScotRail, the Scottish subsidiary of FirstGroup, is planning to implement wifi at ScotRail stations in the coming months.

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First ScotRail, the Scottish subsidiary of FirstGroup, is planning to implement wifi at ScotRail stations in the coming months.

In its half-year results for the six months to 30 September, FirstGroup revealed that ScotRail has introduced wifi to more than 50 trains linking Scotland’s largest cities since April, and the service will be rolled out to a further fleet of trains by March 2014.

“More than 500,000 people have used onboard wifi, exceeding original expectations,” the train operator said.

FirstGroup said it is also working with the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve its fleet and extend its rollout of wifi on trains, as well as providing other passenger benefits.

In September, the DfT announced that the UK’s rail industry was going to work together to roll out high-speed mobile broadband on trains to the majority of passengers by 2019.

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