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WiFi By Rail

April 8, 2004 ·

The BBC report that WiFi is coming to trains in Britain. GNER (Great North Eastern Railway) ran a trial of the service a while back and have deemed it a success so now they are rolling it out for all passengers. This makes rail a very appealing option: reasonable comfort, beautiful scenery, no driving / flying stresses and to top that off you can actually get some real work done while you're traveling to / from work or to / from that business meeting.

Tags: wifi

2 responses

  • 1 Cody Tolmasoff // Sep 8, 2004 at 5:04 PM

    well maybe Bart or Caltrain will pick up on this idea and try and boost ridership. It takes me ~45 minutes to take bart to downtown from millbrae and half that to drive. I'd opt for Bart a lot more often if I had Internet access. Makes me want to go to England and ride trains....<br />=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br />By the way, you've got some funny rule that wont let me use my main web address:<br /><br />"Your comment could not be submitted due to questionable content: free (dot) com"<br /><br />when the address I entered was confusionfree (dot) com/sushifiend. Interesting
  • 2 JohnB // Sep 8, 2004 at 5:04 PM

    nice idea but since our trains don't run if there are leaves on the track, or even the underground system breaks down when it snows - it'll probably never work!<br /><br />And if it does it'll be like our train system, slow as hell, breaks down and arrives 4 hours late!