Wi-Fi to be launched on Norwich to London trains

Commuters travelling from Norwich to London will be able to surf the web while they travel from Tuesday.

The National Express East Anglia Wi-Fi project, which was paid for with a �364,000 contribution from the East of England Development Agency and Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, will mean travellers will now be able to pick up an internet signal on the Norwich to London intercity service.

Key representatives from the region's business community will travel on an NXEA intercity service on Tuesday to launch the service.

According to the business community, the total capital investment provided by EEDA and the county councils will more than pay for itself in year one by making business travellers on the services more productive, and ensure significant benefits in subsequent years.

Andrew Chivers, Managing Director, NXEA said: 'The project to install wi-fi on our intercity trains is a tremendous example of how a regional partnership can deliver a successful outcome in such a short period of time, ensuring major and significant benefits for rail passengers in the East of England, and illustrates our ongoing commitment to invest in improving train services for our customers.'

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Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council Cabinet member for travel and transport said: 'Wi-fi on all Norwich to London Intercity trains will be a boon for businesses. The train journey to and from Norwich will be transformed from travel time to valuable office time, and to know that it will be available on every intercity train will be particularly pleasing for business travellers.'

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