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12:54pm 20th March 2017

You can now get free WiFi on whatever train you travel on in Buckinghamshire.

Chiltern Railways have finally installed the service on all their trains, after just being on Mainline trains up until now.

Their system means you can be on wifi at stations, then get on the train and not lose signal.

Back in 2011 Chiltern Railways was one of the first train operators to provide free passenger Wi-Fi on long distance trains.

Now, thanks to support from the Department for Transport, the ability to access the internet has been expanded to cover Chiltern's commuter fleet in Buckinghamshire including trains from the Aylesbury and High Wycombe area.

This upgrade is just one of the recent or planned Wi-Fi projects to be delivered.

Chiltern Railways

In July 2016 the company launched an integrated station and train Wi-Fi proposition, enabling customers to get online on arrival at the station and be seamlessly connected on board as they travel.

During 2017 the company expects to commence a project with mobile network operator EE to eliminate black spots across the Chiltern network, even allowing customers to talk in tunnels.

Dave Penney, Managing Director of Chiltern Railways said:

"We're delighted to be able to offer free Wi-Fi to our customers on all of our trains.

"We know how important it is to our passengers to be able to get things done whilst on the move.

"An additional 1,400 services now have the facility, providing more opportunity for customers to make their time on the train more productive."

Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe said:

"Well done Chiltern Railways for rolling-out Wi-Fi to the entire commuter fleet.

"I know many people from Wycombe access data and websites during their journey and this is a very welcome upgrade to the train service."

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