Virgin Trains' free hotspots for first class travellers

Something to do until the train appears...
Written by Ron Coates, Contributor on

Something to do until the train appears...

First class travellers on Virgin trains now get free use of Wi-Fi hotspots as they wait for their trains - for the next six months.

Broadreach Networks is offering free hotspots in five Virgin first class lounges and plans to add 16 more later this year.

A statement announcing the service says: "The new service will allow passengers to make the best use of any time spent waiting for a train."

BT Openzone has been rolling out its own series of hotspots across the country since the beginning of the year.

After the six-month introductory offer, Broadreach will charge a not-yet-determined fee, probably about £100, for a six-month subscription.

A Broadreach spokesman said: "We are trialling an on-train service with Virgin now but it is not likely to be introduced in the next twelve months."

Stations currently covered are: London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly.

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