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Mobile signal boost for London-bound trains from Lincoln

London-bound train passengers from Lincoln will have better mobile phone signal during their journeys.

East Midlands Trains is installing special equipment on each of its 27 Meridian trains to strengthen and improve mobile phone signal.

The signal boosters have already been installed on all seven-car Meridian trains, with the rest to be fitted by early 2013.

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “Our engineers have worked in partnership with Vodafone to install these boosters, which strengthen mobile phone signals, ensuring a stronger and more constant reception.

“Already, all of our trains to London have on-board Wi-Fi and by improving mobile phone signals this helps to enhance the customer experience and allow travellers to work even more efficiently or stay in touch with family, friends or colleagues whilst on the move.”

First Class passengers get free Wi-Fi access, while other passengers have to pay for prolonged access by debit or credit card.

Peter Boucher, Enterprise Commercial Marketing Director at Vodafone UK, said: “Our customers have told us that coverage on trains ranks very high on their list.

“Equally, business customers are finding better ways of working as they can stay connected so they have the flexibility to work from wherever they need to be.”