ScotRail adds free WiFi to trains

If you are traveling in Scotland on the ScotRail trains, you’ll be pleased to know that they are adding free WiFi service to the routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness, on the Fife Circle line, and the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine line. The Scottish government invested £2 million for the upgrade. Governments and private transportation companies have finally realized that adding Wi-Fi service is an integral part of upgrading the railway and transportation infrastructure. Passengers today demand to be connected when they are traveling on trains. People who don’t have a pricey mobile data plan or who don’t want to reach the limits of their data plans, appreciate having Wi-Fi access on their railway journeys. Tourists who don’t want to incur high roaming charges are probably the most appreciative of all. Indeed, according to the BBC, during a trial of Wi-Fi service between Glasgow and Edinburgh, an overwhelming percentage of the passengers said they were happy with the speed and performance of the network.

Recent rail WiFi news includes Queensland Rail in Australia and California Amtrak trains. WiFi is also available on the Thalys (TGV) trains between France and Germany, Belgium, Netherlands.