There is nothing quite like having an Internet connection on your mobile device regardless of where you go, and even better if the Wi-Fi network you are attached to is free. For folks living in Scotland, you will be pleased to hear that there will be free Wi-Fi access made available across 25 of Scotland’s busiest railway stations, although you would definitely need to be in possession of a bagful of patience since this will only happen sometime by the middle of next year.
This move by the Scottish government plan to make sure that travellers will be able to obtain free, wireless Internet is on track (pardon the pun) to fulfill its vision to have such services throughout the entire rail network by the time 2019 rolls around. ScotRail rolled out free access on its flagship Edinburgh to Glasgow route since last year, and will now continue to roll it out across express trains. So far, the Scottish government has allocated £250,000 to ensure that all these stations have Wi-Fi connectivity, and the stations to receive free Wi-Fi access by 2014 will be Aberdeen, Anniesland, Ayr, Dalmarnock, Dundee, Dunfermline Town, Edinburgh Haymarket, Edinburgh Park, Exhibition Centre, Falkirk High, Fort William, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Helensburgh Central, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy, Linlithgow, Mount Florida, Paisley Gilmour Street, Partick, Perth, Stirling, and Wemyss Bay.