Posted on October 24, 2011 5:52 PM   |   Permanent Link   

Dublin North East T.D. and Oireachtas Transport Committee Member Sean Kenny today welcomed the announcement that the "Mark IV" Intercity fleet of trains, which operates the vast majority of services on the Dublin-Cork route, has now been fully equipped with free
Wi-Fi for customers on the route.

"A total of 172 departures out of the 188 departures on the route each week will therefore have free Wi-Fi for customers, allowing them to use their time for work, entertainment or relaxation more than ever before on Dublin-Cork services. I am delighted to hear that Wi-Fi is to be extended to other Intercity, DART & Commuter by mid-2012. This means that the Intercity railcar fleet, which operates on Intercity services from Dublin to Tralee, Limerick, Galway, Westport, Sligo, Rosslare and Waterford; the remaining Dublin-Cork services, and Cork-Tralee services, as well as the DART and Commuter fleet in the Dublin area and the Dublin-Belfast Enterprise service, jointly operated with Translink will all have Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers to enjoy."

"Irish Rail is delivering smart travel for the Irish smart economy. Although it seems like a small enough announcement in its own right, it is this sort development which will grow and develop the Irish knowledge economy, about which we hear so much. With the proliferation of internet-ready Smartphone's and tablet PCs, today's rail passengers are increasingly coming to expect to be able to access Wi-Fi while on the move so they can work or be entertained throughout their journey."

"The system will be simple to use, with on-screen assistance for customers on board, and a dedicated helpline will be provided by FleetConnect - see for details."