The announcement that Falkirk High station is set to benefit from the introduction of Wi-Fi for passengers has been welcomed as the latest demonstration of the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving infrastructure in the Falkirk area.

In the latest phase of the move towards providing Wi-Fi services on Scotland’s trains and stations, Falkirk High has been named as one of 25 stations in Scotland that will see the service installed by December this year.

The Scottish Government has promised to ensure that Wi-Fi facilities are available on trains and stations across Scotland’s rail network by 2019 and work is already under way to install these services with 59 ScotRail trains expected to be equipped with Wi-Fi by the end of 2013.

In welcoming this announcement Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson said:

“This is a positive announcement and one that I am sure will be welcome news to the many people who use Falkirk High station on a regular basis.

“As one of the key drivers of Scotland’s economy, residents of our area expect the kind of modern infrastructure that helps support business and makes journeys more pleasant experiences.

“By giving passengers easy access to the internet at Falkirk High Station and onboard trains, the journeys people make will be significantly more pleasant and more productive”.