Information published on 26 January 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 169.

Finland: Wireless Internet Connection in Pendolino Business Class

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VR has opened the VR on-train network in the business class on Pendolino trains, giving wireless Internet access and providing more opportunities for passengers to make use of their time during their journey. Access is included in the price of a business class ticket and does not require a separate network key.

In the VR on-train network customers can use the Internet and send and receive email. The service can be used by all passengers who have a laptop or handheld computer with wireless connectivity. Passengers can also gain remote access to their own company networks via the on-train network.

Further information about using the on-train network is available on VR’s website at www.vr.fi. VR is developing wireless network connections on trains in cooperation with customers and operators. As a further improvement to using computers and phones on train journeys, VR has increased the number of electric sockets, and Pendolino trains now have a socket for each seat and InterCity trains one for every pair of seats.