Train passengers to get Vodafone signal boost


Travellers to London to receive signal boost on 27 East Midland Trains by early 2013

Vodafone is partnering with East Midlands Trains to provide passengers with better mobile phone coverage.

The operator hopes to complete the project, which will see equipment designed to boost mobile signal installed on 27 trains, by early 2013.

The first phase is already complete, with Meridian trains, used on services to and from Kings Cross St Pancras, now benefitting from increased mobile coverage.

East Midlands Trains managing director David Horne said: “Our engineers have worked in partnership with Vodafone to install these boosters, which strengthen mobile phone signals, ensuring a stronger and more constant reception.

“Already, all of our trains to London have on-board Wi-Fi and by improving mobile phone signals this helps to enhance the customer experience and allow travellers to work even more efficiently or stay in touch with family, friends or colleagues whilst on the move.”

Vodafone UK enterprise commercial marketing director Peter Boucher said: “Our customers have told us that coverage on trains ranks very high on their list. Now they can keep up to date on what’s most important to them – friends, family and their online lives even on the daily commute or trip into town.

“Equally, business customers are finding better ways of working as they can stay connected so they have the flexibility to work from wherever they need to be. This activity is part of our on-going commitment to providing Britain with the best network.”