Surf’s up on Chiltern Railways after the train operator increased free on-train Wi-Fi data limits for passengers. The company, one of the first train operators in the UK to provide free Wi-Fi, has increased the data allowance from 20MB to 75MB on its long distance trains between Birmingham, Oxford and London.
This onboard upgrade follows a recent announcement by Chiltern Railways’ parent company, Arriva UK Trains and telecommunications giant, EE, to eradicate mobile blackspots across the Chiltern network. It is one of a series of Wi-Fi improvements that the company will make this year.
Paul Bowden, Acting Commercial Director at Chiltern Railways said: “Free Wi-Fi has been available on our Birmingham to London Marylebone trains for around five years allowing customers to be more productive and make better use of “dead travel time” during the working day. Raising the data allowance to 75MB enhances our offer and provides even more opportunity for passengers to get things done, whether this be finishing a presentation and checking email during the working day or ordering groceries on the home commute to claim back family time.”