HeraldWi-fi plan for cities’ rail link
3 Jun 2010
Passengers on Scotland’s busiest rail line between Glasgow and Edinburgh should soon be able to access free wi-fi.
Ministers are expected to approve a roll-out of the service after First ScotRail said a wireless network covering services between Scotland’s largest cities, used by nearly seven million travellers a year, could operate using existing mobile phone masts.
Now officials at Transport Scotland are studying the details of the train operator’s report to see whether the plan, which would also boost mobile phone signals, is affordable and represents value for money.