ALL COMMUTER TRAINS in the Dublin area are now equipped with free WiFi, Irish Rail has announced.
The WiFi is funded by the National Transport Authority and means that commuters on the Drogheda, Maynooth, M3 Parkway, Kildare and Gorey services can now work on their laptops, tablets and smart phones whilst commuting.
Free WiFi is already available on all Iarnród Éireann Intercity services across the national network, and the company said it has proven extremely popular with rail customers.
In addition, Dublin’s DART fleet and the Dublin-Belfast Enterprise fleet (which are jointly owned and operated with Translink) are currently having WiFi installed, which will be completed in November of this year. The Cork commuter fleet will then have WiFi installed.
This means that by the end this year, Ireland will be the first country in Europe to have WiFi available on every train service.
A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said:
One of the great benefits of rail travel is that you can use your travelling time productively, for work or leisure, and giving our customers free WiFi enables them to use apps, surf the web, send and receive emails, and more.