29 Apr 2009View Comments
After years of delays, Virgin Trains has finally completed the rollout of wireless internet access on all Pendolino trains serving West Coast main line destinations.
The implementation of T-Mobile-supplied wireless broadband technology was completed in March by Nomad Digital and will enable passengers to access the web throughout the entire journey, including all tunnel sections.
“Wireless internet is now live across our Pendolino fleet and the service is forecast to be up and running in our Super Voyager trains by this summer,” a Virgin Trains spokeswoman told Computing.
According to the spokeswoman, the Wi-Fi implementation began towards the end of last year and the installation of receivers was carried out on a train-by-train basis.
Last August, Computing revealed the on-board wireless internet rollout was hit by delays – in September 2006, the operator announced it would introduce the facility the following year but the project was hampered by restricted access to trains.
The Wi-Fi service is free to passengers travelling first class, on-board and in the business lounge at stations.
Does Google know too much about you?
The trend towards non-desktop-based devices is enabling more flexible working practices and behaviours
Date: 29 May 2013
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS. Business intelligence is enjoying an upsurge of interest. In an era in which businesses and organisations...
Date: 11 Jun 2013
The enterprise mobility summit will examine how organisations can manage the increasing array of endpoints which are enabling mobile computing in business....