East Anglia trains get Wi-Fi

Passengers on Norwich and Ipswich trains to London will now have access to wi-fi facilities.

So far 9 trains have the service but it is set to be fully introduced early in the New Year.

It comes after National Express East Anglia secured a grant of £346k from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils towards the equipment needed.

The cost £2.95 apart from in first class where it will be free. You will also be able to get monthly subscriptions.

Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council Cabinet member for travel and transport said "The train journey to and from Norwich will be transformed from travel time to valuable office time."

EEDA board member, Shona Johnstone told Heart "It's just one of the improvements in our vision for the Great Eastern Main Line, which also includes faster journey times and greater capacity on trains. Achieving this vision would bring significant benefits to businesses in economically-important towns on the line such as Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and Chelmsford."

She also added "These improvements will also make rail a more attractive mode for business travelers, reducing road-based travel and congestion, and reducing carbon emissions too."

Guy McGregor from Suffolk County Council said "Train services from Ipswich to London and Norwich are part of important Intercity routes and I am delighted to be able to support this significant enhancement."