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MP Farron calls for Wi-Fi on Virgin Trains
10:22am Tuesday 17th December 2013 in News
WI-FI should be made available to passengers on Virgin Trains travelling in the North West, according to Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.
Wi-Fi is already promised on First Great Western services starting next May, with full completion due by the end of the year. Now Mr Farron is writing to Virgin Trains asking them to follow the example.
The MP believes that offering free WiFi for passengers will boost tourism and business travel to Cumbria.
He said: "I’m calling on Virgin Trains to look at rolling out WiFi on the long distance services. I've been calling for this improvement for a long time now and sought to have it written in to the franchise criteria.
"Our train services can't be allowed to fall behind other parts of the UK. This step will help keep Cumbria connected - both on rail and online."
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