- Free WiFi now available on more than 5,000 services per week
- Includes more than 700 carriages on one of the UK’s busiest railways
- Helping to keep tens of thousands of passengers connected during their journey
Free WiFi is now available on more than half of all South West Trains services, helping tens of thousands more passengers stay connected while travelling on the UK’s busiest railway.
The service has been available on many main line trains since September 2014. This extension means more main line trains as well as those operating to other stations such as Portsmouth, Reading, Guildford, Aldershot, Farnborough and stations between Southampton and Portsmouth will also now be connected.
All trains which have WiFi available will be clearly labelled at each end of the carriage.
The WiFi has been installed through a partnership between South West Trains and Nomad Digital.
Christian Roth, Managing Director for South West Trains, said:
“Over half of our train services now offer completely free WiFi. This is fantastic news for the tens of thousands of passengers who will enjoy the greater connectivity which will make it easier to work, catch up with the latest news or keep in touch with friends while travelling on one of the UK’s busiest railways.
“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 WiFi will be a further boost.”
Andrew Taylor, CEO of Nomad Digital, added:
“We are delighted to be partnering with South West Trains to deliver WiFi to their customers. Passengers are increasingly using their travel time to work and get online, and we are committed to developing market-leading, innovative solutions to meet this growing demand.”
In September 2014, South West Trains introduced free WiFi on its Class 444 ‘Desiro’ trains. These are predominately white in colour and run on the main lines to Weymouth and Portsmouth. WiFi has now been extended to include Class 450 trains which are predominantly blue and run a mixture of mainline and suburban services.
South West Trains will continue to further expand free WiFi across more trains throughout 2016 and for more information on South West Trains WiFi, please visit:www.southwesttrains.co.uk/wifi.aspx