MSP says commuters want wi-fi

Arbroath and Carnoustie stations will not be receiving wi-fi just yet.

Arbroath and Carnoustie stations will not be receiving wi-fi just yet.

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Local commuters have been “short-changed” by the introduction of free wi-fi at the country’s railway stations, a north east MSP has claimed.

Conservative Nanette Milne said she is disappointed that no Angus stations were included in the Scottish Government’s announcement last week.

Dr Milne said: “I am sorry that the SNP Scottish Government has short-changed Angus commuters once again by not including a single Angus station in its flagship free access wi-fi funding for Scottish railway stations.

“As someone who uses the train every week to commute to Parliament, I know that many local Angus residents commute from Arbroath, Carnoustie, and Montrose stations.

“Improved wi-fi connection would allow many business commuters to remain connected and work while travelling. Improved wi-fi would arguably also encourage more people to travel by rail.”

The new service is scheduled to be introduced by December next year.