Irish Rail, free Wi-Fi on Dublin-Cork trains, and plans for other routes
Free wi-fi is now installed all 67 carriages on the CAF Intercity fleet on the Dublin-Cork route, with further expansion to Intercity railcars, DART and Commuter to follow.
This will mean that free Wi-Fi is available for Dublin-Cork customers on the following trains:
Mondays to Thursdays: All trains in both directions except 08.00 and 09.00 Heuston to Cork, and 11.30 and 12.30 Cork to Heuston (which are operated by Intercity railcars, see below for Wi-Fi plans)
Fridays to Sundays: All trains in both directions
The contract to equip the Dublin-Cork fleet and provide customer with broadband wi-fi was awarded to Irish company FleetConnect, based in Dublin.
Connection to the system is easy, with on-screen assistance for customers on board. Simply turn on your laptop, connect to ‘IRISHRAIL- WIFI’ and open your internet brower.
In addition, we’re planning further expansion of Wi-Fi to other services.
By mid-2012, we aim to have Wi-Fi available on the following fleets:
- Intercity railcars (operates Dublin to Sligo, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Waterford & Rosslare; plus Cork-Tralee
- DART & Commuter
- Dublin/Belfast Enterprise
The introduction of Wi-Fi on Intercity railcars, DART and Commuter is being supported by the National Transport Authority. Iarnród Éireann and Translink are working jointly to introduce Wi-Fi on Dublin/Belfast Enterprise services.
With the proliferation of internet-ready Smartphones and tablet PCs, today’s rail passengers will be able to stay connected with friends, family and work colleagues, and they can be productive, informed and entertained during their journey.
Also in Ireland today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Cork.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.
Cork.city.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.