Motherwell station on track for wi-fi upgrade

Motherwell railway station
Motherwell railway station

Passengers using Motherwell train station will be able to get online when they get on board as part of a new nationwide wi-fi upgrade.

Motherwell is among 26 Scottish stations to benefit from wi-fi connectivity through a £863,000 Transport Scotland investment.

Motherwell missed out on the first tranche of upgrades currently being completed, but its inclusion now has has been welcomed by North Lanarkshire Council regeneration convener David Fagan.

He said: “I welcome the news that Motherwell Train Station will benefit from the provision of wi-fi internet connection. This will enhance and complement the free wi-fi within the town centre which has been rolled out by the town centre owners in partnership Town Centres Activities and North Lanarkshire Council.

“Increasingly, good quality, reliable internet connection is seen as a necessity rather than a luxury.

“As a council we seek to give our town centres any advantages we can to make them more attractive places for local people and businesses.

“If we are serious about attempts to lure people out of their cars and onto public transport, we need to ensure that they can use their travelling time productively, whether for work or leisure, and access to wi-fi enables this.”