Birmingham New Street station

Network Rail introduce new unlimited WiFi at Birmingham New Street station

Network Rail introduce new unlimited WiFi for passengers at Birmingham New Street station.

The unlimited WiFi at Birmingham New Street is fast enough to support streaming and video calls.

The upgraded service provided by Network Rail uses the latest technology which means passengers can connect several devices without having to log in or create an account.

Network Rail’s service is certified as ‘Friendly WiFi’ meaning it is complaint with the Government’s safe filtering standards for the public and is child friendly.

The free connection has been launched following feedback from railway passengers.

Steven Ireland, Head of stations and security for Network Rail’s Central route has encouraged passengers to take advantage of the new service.

Mr Ireland said: “Customers have told us to enhance and improve things for them and free WiFi was a must - so, we’ve provided it.

“I’d urge anyone to take advantage of the new reliable and secure service when travelling through the station.

“So, we’re delighted to introduce free and fast Wi-Fi at Birmingham New Street station.

“The new Wi-Fi will allow customers to remain connected with friends and family as we return to the railway, looking forward to Christmas and the Commonwealth Games next year.”

The new WiFi service will be rolled out in Network Rail station across the UK.

Network Rail plan to have the 19 biggest stations connected by the end of 2021.



Delivering High Speed Two

Our October/November 2021 edition of RTM is packed with insights and visions for a future UK railway which is safe, efficient, and resilient. We delve into the restoration works at Bristol Temple Meads station with Maxine Prydderch, learn from Orlando De Leon about an innovative new piece of technology, and explore with HS2 Ltd’s Director of Stations & Systems, Chris Rayner, some of the successes already seen on HS2. That and so much more is available within the digital pages of our latest edition, so jump in and explore…




View all videos
Regional Investment

RTM365 Online Festival

Regional Investment
9 December 21

The rail industry is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation with railways about to undergo the most significant transformation in 25 years.

We will be able to provide a more dependable and well-connected passenger first railway as a result of the network improvement. But what does this entail for individual locations in terms of investment?

On the 9th December, RTM365 will bring together leaders from each of the UK regions at our next instalment of virtual events to get the answer to these questions and learn more about regional rail investment, major projects and the effect of the upcoming Great British Rail transition.


The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

More articles...

View all