Deal sees improved signal for rail passengers

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Train passengers are set to benefit from better mobile phone signal following a deal between East Midlands Trains and Vodafone.

The first phase of a project which uses special signal boosters means passengers travelling from stations including Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough will be able to benefit from enhanced mobile phone coverage.

David Horne, managing director at East Midlands Trains, said: “This investment allows passengers travelling on our trains to stay in touch on their mobile phones whether they are working or travelling for leisure. Passengers using our key services to and from London will see the immediate benefits and by early next year.

“Our engineers have worked in partnership with Vodafone to install these boosters, which strengthen mobile phone signals, ensuring a stronger and more constant reception.”

Peter Boucher, Enterprise Commercial Marketing Director at Vodafone UK, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with East Midlands Trains.

“Our customers have told us that coverage on trains ranks very high on their list. Now they can keep up to date on what’s most important to them – friends, family and their online lives even on the daily commute or trip into town.”