HS2

10.03.16

Free wi-fi now available on more than half of South West Trains

Free wi-fi on South West Trains has received a major extension, meaning it is provided on more than half of their services.

Wi-fi has been installed through a collaboration with Nomad Digital on South West’s class 450 trains, which run on services to destinations including Reading, Guildford, Aldershot, Farnborough and Southampton.

In total, more than 5,000 services with more than 700 carriages will have wi-fi.

Christian Roth, managing director for South West Trains, said: “More passengers are travelling with us than ever before and now more than half a million journeys are made on our services every day.

“We are investing millions of pounds to provide extra carriages, improved facilities and better stations to improve journeys for passengers and we’re confident the continued expansion of our free wi-fi will be a further boost.”

South West originally introduced free wi-fi on its class 444 Desiro trains, running on the main lines to Weymouth and Portsmouth, in September 2014.

All trains which have wi-fi available will be clearly labelled at each end of the carriage.

Comments

Lutz   10/03/2016 at 23:09

I would much rather that my south west train arrived and departed on time at every station along the route with the number of carriages as per normal, and not arrive with half the usual compliment, or go rushing past so that they can minimise their delayed charges, or that they stop modifying the timetable so that the journey takes longer, or add the extra two carriages that they have been promising since CP4, or stop teh platform staff yelling at people at Clapper's, or .... etc, etc. After all; who want's wifi when it is just a charter for the snoopers?

Andrew Gwilt   11/03/2016 at 00:00

And also wi-fi will be fitted on the new 5-Car Class 707's Desiro City which 30 of them will be built by Siemens during this year and next year and should be in service next year.

Cholraj Thapa   10/06/2017 at 17:53

Not connected west rail wifi

Add your comment

 

related

rail technology magazine tv

more videos >

latest rail news

Network Rail announces cashflow boost for suppliers

02/04/2020Network Rail announces cashflow boost for suppliers

During the coronavirus crisis, Network Rail is awarding thousands of British firms a crucial boost to their cashflow, by declaring a move to imme... more >
Railway work proceeds to keep vital lines open

01/04/2020Railway work proceeds to keep vital lines open

Staff on nationally critical routes, such as the West Coast and Chiltern main lines, are keeping essential supplies and key workers moving during... more >
LNER donates to charity fighting food hunger

31/03/2020LNER donates to charity fighting food hunger

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is continuing to support its suppliers and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak by giving out fresh sandw... more >

editor's comment

23/01/2018Out with the old...

Despite a few disappointing policy announcements, especially for the electrification aficionados amongst us, 2017 was, like Darren Caplan writes on page 20, a year generally marked by positive news for the rail industry. We polished off the iconic Ordsall Chord (p32), hit some solid milestones on Thameslink (p40), progressed on ambitious rolling stock orders (p16), and finally started moving forward on HS2 (p14) ‒ paving the way for a New Ye... read more >

last word

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. Chris Leech MBE, business community manager at the... more > more last word articles >

'the sleepers' daily blog

Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... more >

rail industry focus

View all News

interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he wo... more >