Lincoln train station gets free WiFi

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Lincoln Central Station is among the latest East Midlands Trains stations to offer free WiFi for travellers.

The rail company said overall 18 million passengers are now able to access free internet services at East Midlands trains’ stations following an investment programme with WiFi provider The Cloud.

Lincoln Central joins 17 other stations in having the technology installed and an additional 11 East Midlands stations are set to be covered by the programme by spring 2014.

The new stations which are now equipped with free Wi-Fi are: Lincoln, Burton on Trent, Corby, East Midlands Parkway, Kidsgrove and Matlock.

The programme is part of the £10 million investment in East Midlands Trains stations to offer improved facilities to passengers.

East Midlands Trains began introducing internet access on board its London trains three years ago.

Neil Micklethwaite, Customer Service & Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We already provide WiFi on board our London trains and in our first class lounges at stations, which have proved very popular.

“To complement this, we are rolling out WiFi at a number of our stations, both large and small. This will further improve the experience of our passengers, giving them more options for entertainment or work when travelling with us.”

Vince Russell, Managing Director at The Cloud, explains: “The modern rail station is not simply a thoroughfare. Shops, cafes, bars and restaurants mean customers are spending longer at each location and, in an age where being online is such a core part of everyday life, it’s vital they have the best possible mobile data service while they’re there.

“People want internet access without the worry of patchy coverage or exceeding their data limits. Our service provides passengers with fast, free internet access allied with unique engaging content.”

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