Trains to get 'high speed mobile broadband'

Network Rail is to roll out "high speed mobile broadband" across the country's busiest lines, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.

Computer on a train
Network Rail is in the middle of a £1.9bn programme to upgrade both its fixed line and mobile infrastructure. Credit: PA

The plans will be industry funded, and if successful will make it feasible for passengers to watch streamed videos on their mobiles.

70% of passengers should have access to the faster internet by 2019, according to the Department for Transport.

The move was announced at the Conservative party conference in Manchester.

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