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Railways: WiFi

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd June 2015.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Labour, Sheffield, Heeley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether free WiFi will be required of train operating companies in all future franchise agreements.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

As the Department announced in February this year, rail passengers will benefit from free Wi-Fi on trains across England and Wales from 2017. All train operators bidding for new franchises and direct award agreements will have to include this specification in their bid.

Where there is no new franchise agreement due in the next 2 years, almost £50 million of funding will be released from the Department for Transport to ensure Wi-Fi is available.

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