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RAIL TRAVELLERS IN THE UK benefit far more from onboard wifi than those in mainland Europe, with only a limited number of major routes and train types covered in countries such as Germany and France.
A map produced by online seller mytrainticket.co.uk shows the coverage now available on most of the train companies in the UK.
The latest to join is National Express East Anglia, which will offer wifi on its trains from early this year on the London-Norwich route, and on the Stansted Express from May. Passengers on both services will be charged a flat £2.95 fee.
Mytrainticket said coverage elswhere in Europe was "patchy". The site claimed that only 10-15 per cent of French TGV trains offered wifi and that it was impossible to predict which services would have it. It found that Germany had the fullest coverage after the UK, but that this applied only to routes from Frankfurt to Hamburg, Munich and Cologne. No trains serving Berlin offer wifi.