Thursday 15 Jul 2021
Free and fast WiFi for Liverpool Lime Street passengers
Passengers at Liverpool Lime Street station can now get free and unlimited WiFi that is fast enough to support video calls and streaming.
Network Rail’s upgraded service uses the latest technology so passengers can connect multiple devices without having to create an account to log in.
It’s certified as ‘Friendly WiFi’ which means it complies with the Government’s safe filtering standards for the public and is child friendly.
The free connection has been introduced after feedback from railway passengers.
Phil James, Network Rail's North West route director, said: “Passengers have told us that to enhance and improve things for them and free WiFi was a must - so, we’ve provided it. I’d urge anyone to take advantage of the new reliable and secure service when travelling through the station.
“This is the first station in the North West with the free upgraded WiFi. Next up is Manchester Piccadilly”.
The WiFi has launched in time to welcome passengers back to the railway after coronavirus lockdown measures.
Robbie Humphreys, shift station manager at Liverpool Lime Street station, said: “It’s a great improvement for our passengers -, it’s free to connect, you don’t need to enter any personal information, and it’s one of the fastest data connections you can get.
“It’s part of our wider efforts to encourage passengers back to rail travel and we can assure people they can travel in confidence. The station team has worked really hard to keep passengers safe throughout the pandemic and we will continue to do so.”
The new, unlimited WiFi service is being rolled out across Network Rail managed stations nationwide, with plans for the 19 biggest stations to be connected by the end of 2021.
For more information visit: www.networkrail.co.uk/free-wifi-at-our-stations/
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