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Free WiFi for London's Tube stations but DART's is coming soon

London Tube stations to get free Wi-Fi but ours is coming soon, so says Irish Rail.

Wi-Fi for DART by the end of the summer - promise.
Wi-Fi for DART by the end of the summer - promise.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET is to be installed in over 80 tube stations in London just in time for the Olympics.

Wi-Fi will be available at platform and ticket hall levels with Virgin Media funding and fitting the equipment in many central London stations, reports londonist.com.

All 80 will be free to use until the end of the Paralympics, after which a charge will apply to anyone who’s not a Virgin customer.

Whatever happened to the Dublin plans to do the same? A spokesperson for Irish Rail confirmed that works to have onboard Wi-Fi are “taking place at the moment and are ongoing”.

Wi-Fi will be installed on all DART services “by the end of the summer” and ”on all InterCity connectors” by the end of the year, a spokesperson for Irish Rail confirmed to TheJournal.ie.

The service is already available on the Dublin to Cork route.

The project to install WiFi on the DART and commuter rail fleet in the Greater Dublin Area started last year.

Bus Éireann is planning to continue its rollout of WiFi but it is subject to funding being made available for the project.

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