Free Wi-Fi will be rolled out on ScotRail’s new Class 380 fleet, the train operator and Transport Scotland revealed this week.

All 38 of ScotRail’s Class 380 fleet will be equipped with wireless connectivity by March 2014, thanks to Scottish Government funding.

Nomad Digital, the global leader in wireless solutions for the transportation sector, was chosen to provide the installations on the new fleet, after offering a strong technical solution and delivery programme – backed up by an attractive commercial proposition.

Nomad Digital Director, Haydn Abbott, claims that the ScotRail Class 380 Wi-Fi rollout is starting at an ideal time for its passengers:

“We’re delighted to help connect yet another UK transport company with on-board Wi-Fi connectivity – especially ahead of such an exciting year when the eyes of the world will be on Scotland.”

The expansion of Wi-Fi represents the latest phase in the Scottish Government’s long-term ambition to provide Wi-Fi right across Scotland’s railways. The installations are scheduled to be completed ahead of some major events in Scotland, including the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail Managing Director, said:

“It is exciting that people will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi on board our largest fleet of electric trains.

“We are confident that the expansion of Wi-Fi will be warmly welcomed by our customers, who increasingly want to stay connected during their journeys, whether for business or to chat with friends.”