March 4, 2011 4.29 pm This story is over 129 months old

East Midlands’ London trains get WiFi

Connected: All passengers travelling from stations on the mainline route to London can get onboard WiFi — at a price.

East Midlands Trains announced it has added WiFi access to all its services to London, offering a free service for First Class customers, with paid access available to Standard class travellers.

The train operator says it has fitted WiFi onto all of its local 27 Meridian trains and 11 high-speed trains.

This means passengers travelling from stations on the mainline route to London, including Nottingham (with connections from Lincoln), can use WiFi onboard.

East Midlands Trains’ WiFi service offers passengers easy access to the internet, email and other online applications, whether for work or leisure purposes.

First Class passengers get free access to the service, whilst other passengers will have to pay using a debit or credit card through an online secure payment page.

David Horne, Customer Service Director for East Midlands Trains, said he is pleased with how the WiFi service has been received by customers.

“We have received some very complimentary feedback on how fast and easy it is to use.

“Through the £15 million refurbishment of our trains to London, passengers are set to benefit from a greatly improved travelling environment.”

East Coast also started charging standard class passengers for WiFi on its London-bound trains, a service which was previously free of charge — meaning no train company offer free WiFi on a Lincoln-to-London journey.

East Midlands Trains offer customers the first 15 minutes of web access for free, after which passengers have to pay £4.95 per hour, or £9.95 for a full day’s use of on-board WiFi.

Source: East Midlands Trains | Photo: David Ingham

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