Saturday, October 28, 2006

Turkish Trains Now Internet-Ready

The Internet, now considered by many to be indispensable, will no longer be unavailable on train trips in Turkey.

Taking into consideration requests for Internet access on trains, the State Railways Association (TCDD) realized the project on the Ankara-Istanbul line, and has begun to provide a 24-hour wireless connection on the Baskent and Cumhuriyet trains.

After months-long preparation, the TCDD managed to establish a continuous connection for 95 percent of the line. Now those traveling on trains will be able to use the Internet with their laptop computers during the course of the voyage.

Seemingly never-ending dull train trips will turn into a pleasant and entertaining event, particularly for young travelers. The service will be offered free of charge.

Full article (Zaman)

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