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30 May 2019, 15:47 | Updated: 30 May 2019, 16:06
The final set of carriages to be upgraded with free WiFi have now been rolled out on all Virgin trains calling at Watford Junction and Milton Keynes stations.
The final train in a fleet of 56 inter-city "Pendolino" trains has now been fitted with the new hardware and the company says it's "part of a range of improvements to improve customer experience on Virgin Trains across the UK network."
As part of the upgrade, the trains have had a complete refresh with engineers installing 77,183 metres (47.96 miles) of cable into the 574 coaches.
Anyone using Wi-Fi on Virgin Trains will be directed to the portal’s landing page where they will able to access the updated free onboard train entertainment service BEAM, as well as access to journey planner and the food and beverage menu.
Chief Information Officer at Virgin Trains, John Sullivan, said:
“We’ve been working hard to deliver the best on board entertainment and Wi-Fi experience for our customers and I believe we’ve achieved that with this latest upgrade.
Our enhanced Wi-Fi means customers can stay connected and up to date as they travel or dip into the latest boxsets and movies through our entertainment service BEAM. We know how important Wi-Fi is for all our customers and we want them to have an amazing experience while travelling on our network.”