Free wi-fi is now available at Liverpool Central, Moorfields, James Street, as well as Birkenhead stations Hamilton Square and Conway Park. It will be introduced at Liverpool Lime Street lower level and Old Hall Street entrance to Moorfields by the end of the year.
The £180,000 installation was jointly funded by the concession-holder and local transport authority, Merseytravel, and is one of the initiatives in the five-year growth plan, devised by the two organisations.
To access the free wi-fi, users simply provide a few personal details on their device. The facility is available throughout the stations.
Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s managing director, commented: “Passengers expect to have access to the internet almost everywhere now, and increasingly, use travel time to work, shop, access information and stay connected. We’re delighted that we can now support our customers in this way at stations.”
Cllr Liam Robinson, chair of Merseytravel, added: “We’re always working with Merseyrail, looking at ways in which we can encourage more people to use the network as well as making it better for existing users.
“The five-year growth plan highlights our aims for this and we’re delighted that free wi-fi has already been installed at five underground stations.”