Eircom rolls out Wi-Fi at 70 Irish Rail and DART stations

8 Mar 2013

Elaine Robinson, director of Next Generation Voice & Data, Eircom, and Barry Kenny, corporate communications manager at Iarnród Éireann

Eircom has revealed plans to extend its WiFiHub network to 70 Irish Rail and DART stations, with more to follow over the next few months. The move will bring the number of public WiFiHub hotspots around Ireland to 1,800.

It is understood that some 58 train stations and 12 DART stations have already had Eircom’s Wi-Fi service installed, including stations Heuston, Connolly, Cork, Limerick and Limerick Junction.

Regional stations including Sligo, Mallow, Gorey, Nenagh, Drogheda and Charleville have also been enabled.

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First-time users need to register to use the service but once this is completed they can log on at any Eircom WiFiHub hotspot.

Users can also download the free Eircom WiFiHub app, which is available from the Android and Apple stores.

The move follows the recent switching on of free Wi-Fi by Bus Éireann at Busáras Dublin, Parnell Place Station Cork, Ceannt Station Galway, Colbert Station Limerick, Plunkett Station Waterford, Sligo Station, and Ballina Station.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years