Passengers at Birmingham New Street station can now get free and unlimited WiFi that is fast enough to support video calls and streaming.
Network Rail’s upgraded service uses the latest technology so passengers can connect multiple devices without having to create an account to log in.
It’s certified as ‘Friendly WiFi’ which means it complies with the Government’s safe filtering standards for the public and is child friendly.
The free connection has been introduced after feedback from railway passengers.
Steven Ireland, head of stations and security for Network Rail’s Central route, said: “Customers have told us that 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 WiFi has launched in time to welcome passengers back to the railway after coronavirus lockdown measures.
The new, unlimited WiFi service is being rolled out across Network Rail managed stations nationwide, with plans for the 19 biggest stations to be connected by the end of 2021.
For more information visit: www.networkrail.co.uk/free-wifi-at-our-stations/
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