Thursday 1 Apr 2021
Better connected King’s Cross as Network Rail launches unlimited free WiFi
A range of improvements designed to improve the experience for passengers at King’s Cross has been topped off this week with the introduction of unlimited free WiFi throughout the station.
The internet upgrade is the latest in a series of schemes unveiled in time for the gradual return of passengers to the railway as Government restrictions are eased.
In December, new, environmentally friendly toilets opened for passengers after a £2.3million upgrade. The toilets on the mezzanine and ground floor levels were completely refurbished and now use much less energy and water. The modern facilities are also more accessible.
An additional free drinking fountain, regulalrly cleaned with a specialist Covid-killing product, has been installed at the station to help reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles. Passengers can also benefit from new seating areas as well as improved digital screens, making the station more relaxing for passengers and keeping them up to date with the latest information as they wait for their train.
Laura Murphy, King’s Cross Station Manager for Network Rail, said: “As restrictions ease and we welcome people back to the railway, we know that free, unlimited WiFi at King’s Cross will improve the experience for passengers.
“The online connectivity, as well as the other major improvements for passengers, means people can make the best use of their journey time before connecting to other towns and cities.”
People should continue to follow the latest Government guidance and minimise travel where possible.
Free WiFi is now available at most London stations, including Euston, Waterloo and London Bridge, and will be offered at all major stations in Britain by the end of 2021.
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