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Plans to “improve and modernise” WiFi access at Wrexham train station

Accessing the internet looks set to get easier for rail users, with plans unveiled to install new WiFi access points in a Wrexham train station.

An application submitted to Wrexham Council outlines plans to fit the new points in public areas of Wrexham General Railway Station – with listed building consent sought to press ahead with the installation.

Details submitted to Wrexham Council state that the application features as part of a “roll out of public use WiFI access across Wales by Arriva Trains Wales” and would consist of four access points installed on the building.

The planning application continues onto say: “Arriva Trains Wales aim to provide public WiFi access for customers passing through stations across its region.

“The WiFi access is designed to make the building more suited to twenty-first-century use by providing better facilities for rail users on the go.

“All WiFi equipment visible to the public will be located outside of the building on the station platform. Four WiFi access points will be mounted at high level on the station building canopy to minimise visual impact and supplied via existing cable routes.

“One column mounted WiFi access point will be located on platform 4 to achieve sufficient coverage throughout the station platform areas. The impact to the station building in general is minimal.

“The WiFi installation funded by the Welsh Government has been proposed to improve and modernise the services at railway stations across Wales.

“The WiFi will benefit the public using and passing through the railway station on their daily commute.

“The system has been designed to provide extensive coverage throughout the railway station to allow passengers to stay connected for business or personal use while at the station.”

The application will be considered for approval at a later date.

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